‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Award-Winning Documentary, 'Mother India' will Challenge You

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Tomorrow, the rest of the world will be able to experience what I did by watching the new documentary, “Mother India: Life through theEyes of the Orphan,” winner of “Best Short Documentary” at the 2012 San Diego Christian Film Festival. At just 47 minutes, it isn’t a hard film to get through, but it is hard to watch at times. The project is a labor of love from the filmmakers, David Trotter, Shawn Scheinoha and Noah Lamberth. Together, they traveled to Tenali, India in hopes of finding orphan children along the railway. Without a firm plan in place, they immediately found 25 abandoned children living together as a family with no real home. They are just a fraction of the 31 million orphans living in India despite the fact that India has been growing in wealth.

Trotter, (who is a writer, speaker and new filmmaker) Scheinoha (an entrepreneur in communications) and Lamberth (a cinematographer) wanted to tell the story of these orphans from their point of view. Narrated by Grammy Award-winning Christian singer, Rebecca St. James (who proves that she just might have found a new career to fall back on should she need it), viewers will see where these children live, what they eat, where they sleep and how they manage to keep smiles on their faces while they try to survive. Some of their stories are difficult to listen to. Some are missing limbs, some come from homes where they were beaten, and many struggle with “bad habits” like smoking, huffing “white out” and injecting unknown drugs into their bodies to make the pain go away. Some have HIV.

As depressing as that is, the story has a happy ending. The filmmakers couldn’t just leave Tenali without doing something. By the end, you’ll see lives changed for the better through the native ministry, Harvest India. While this is a faith-based project, the doesn’t preach to the choir. In fact, it isn’t preachy at all. It speaks to everyone who has a heart and provides a solution on how others can help reverse the damage that has been done. This film will inspire you and has the potential to change the world for many of these kids.

"Mother India" is distributed by Word Films. Copies of “Mother India” can be purchased at Amazon and you can view the trailer for the film below.


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