Monday, 9 February 2015

The DropBox Film

The DropBox Film

Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, every year, forgotten by the surrounding culture.

The Drop Box is a documentary about the work of Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect his community’s most vulnerable children. By installing a drop box outside his home, Pastor Lee provides a safe haven to babies who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets to die.

It’s a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical and emotional toll associated with providing refuge to save those deemed unwanted by society.

Review: I'm excited to be posting my first movie review -  ever! Hopefully this is the beginning of a new side to Cozy Writer's Den. DropBox is produced by Focus on the Family and Kindred Image. For those of you not familiar with this organization, Focus on the Family is a Christian publishing/production group that does incredible radio dramas, publishes faith and family based books, and now does movies as well.

DropBox is a documentary highlighting the horrific act of abandoning unwanted infants in South Korea. As outlined in the movie, however, this tragedy is not isolated to South Korea but is a problem around the world. In broad terms, the infants most likely to be left in the trash or in a back alley or those born to middle-school or high-school girls and infants who are born with disabilities. 

Pastor Lee has dedicated his life to saving these unwanted children. At present, an infants is left in his "drop box" nearly every day. The drop box is a contraption he built into the side of the church where mothers can leave their baby safely. The box is heated, padded, an equipped with an alarm to let Pastor Lee know when a baby has been put inside.

I was very moved by this film. It is a wonderful movie from the standpoint of Pastor Lee and how he is obeying God and rescuing all these babies, yet it is also very sad and eye-opening. I didn't even know this problem existed. Thank God for people like Pastor Lee.

- A free, pre-release copy of the film was provided to my compliments of Focus on the Family Canada/Kindred Image and Graf Martin Communications

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