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Pola Muzyka - Managing Director at Higher Ground Films

Christian Filmmaking - The Hero of Our Future

 

     It's about time we see an upward trend in the film industry--upward in morals, inspiration, guidance, and hope. That's what the new Christian films have to offer. That's why people are so drawn to them.


     For decades we've been watching movies dive--going from family friendly to R where anything goes. How much more can we take without becoming overwrought by the input we receive from these films? Films that were once considered over the top--R or X-rated movies in the 70s and 80s--are now considered acceptable with PG-13 or R (limited to age 17 and above) ratings.


     It is amazing to see actors who kill over and over again in these type of films speak out against guns. The guns are not the problem. The sensationalist example in hate, violence, rape, and rage that these same actors are selling when they do a film like this is far worse than anything most people would ever experience in daily life.


     Criminals in films have become heroes. These heroes take us to the edge of reality and normality in order to draw our attention. But does it have to be this way?


     When good (doing good, being good, helping others, caring, forgiveness, sharing and whatever else is considered good) is depicted as good or light, and evil (hate, violence, oppression, abuse and whatever else is considered bad) is truly depicted as evil or dark--to be avoided--that's when the message in films can make a positive difference for the future of humanity.


     Where are the stories that depict true good and true evil? They are to be found in Christian filmmaking, the hero of our future.