5 Stars Out Of 5
A Comforting Old Friend
October 12, 2011
I used to watch the VHS version of this film with my Grandmother when I was a child. Now that I'm an adult and have traveled all over Asia, I can say that this film is even more important to me.
The bits of Chinese spoken in the film are as authentic as walking down a street there today (to my ears, anyway). The scenery? I believe this must have been filmed on location, because I could feel the crisp morning air and smell the smells that one experiences as they walk through small villages in Asia. Even small things are filmed with great care, such as the respect of elders and the aged. It's far cheaper than a ticket to Asia, and gives you a taste of what it's like on foreign mission fields.
The story is timeless, though you can tell this wasn't filmed last year. It shows how God worked in the life of one man who had a vision for fleshing out "Go ye therefore.." just as Jesus commanded us to do.