Documentary


Facing Darkness


MPAA Rating:
Not Rated
Genre:
Documentary
Runtime:
98 mins
Stars:
Franklin Graham, Kent Brantly MD, Amber Brantly, Nancy Writebol, Ken Isaacs, Kendell Kauffeldt, Bev Kauffeldt, Lance Plyler MD, Linda Mobula MD
Producer:
Bill Coger, Kevin Adamson

Content at a Glance

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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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1
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
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1
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
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rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
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sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
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2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

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none
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mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
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Sex


none.

Language


h (biblical place)-1.

Violence


non-graphic footage of people shooting guns; the glow of the fire of bodies being cremated, but the bodies are not seen.

Drugs


medicine is used including ivs.

Nudity


shirtless boys.

Other


people cry while talking about ebola, death and grief; dead bodies seen on ground in several scenes; people have a reaction to medicine; a young girl screams as the body of a relative is taken away.


Trailer



Synopsis

Limited Theatrical release one night only March 30, 2017 – In July 2014, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol received a death sentence. They were medical missionaries—Kent with international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse and Nancy with Serving in Mission (SIM)—working in Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Hospital in Liberia. As they fought a surging epidemic of the killer virus Ebola, a crisis the world largely ignored, Kent and Nancy caught the disease themselves.

The team at Samaritan’s Purse worked around the clock toward the only hope for Brantly and Writebol. It was something that had never been done—evacuate the Ebola patients to the U.S. for treatment and cure.

From Executive Producer Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, “Facing Darkness” weaves a gripping, miraculous, true story of fighting fear with faith amid the heroic efforts to get Brantly and Writebol home, save their lives and drive the world to action against the Ebola epidemic.


Movie Message

“Facing Darkness” is an inspiring film about the Ebola crisis in Liberia in 2014, and ultimately, the victory that prevailed over it. Featuring Franklin Graham and two people that faced a death sentence—Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol—and given medical treatment until a cure was found, this gripping film is educational, sad, and ultimately, gratifying. Zmapp was the medicine; the cure—they found.

This movie features some sad moments, death and grieving, but it is also educational and inspiring. As of May 9, 2015, they were Ebola-free. We are glad to award the film our Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12-plus.

For Ages 12 And Over

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