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Beautifully Broken

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for mature thematic content involving violence and disturbing images, and some drug material.

Check back later for review coming from contributor Karen Flores—coming in August

Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Adults • Young Adults • Teens
1 hr. 48 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
August 24, 2018
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Relevant Issues
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refugees fleeing for safety from murder in their own country

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Rwandan Genocide

devastation of war torn countries

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If everyone only followed the concept of “an eye for an eye” the whole world would go blind

life in a refugee camp

Christians can help refugee families

Being prisoners

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Keeping promises


Fathers fighting to save their families

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Helping others find healing, forgiveness and reconciliation

Helping others can change the world

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Importance of forgiveness and reconciliation

IMPORTANCE OF GRANTING FORGIVENESS TO OTHERS— In God’s sight, it is totally unacceptable for a Christian to refuse to forgive others.

Remember the parable of the master who forgave a guilty man who owed him an amount so enormous that he could never hope to pay it back? The master completely forgave him. But, afterward, that forgiven man roughly grabbed another who owed him a very small amount, and allowed him no time to repay—showed him no mercy—and threw him into prison. When the master heard of this, he was FURIOUS and his punishment was swift.

In that parable, the Master represents God. And the forgiven man represents you, IF you have similarly FAILED to forgive another, when Christ’s blood has paid your unpayable debt to God, and He has forgiven you for everything you have ever done wrong—and for your continuing failures to do everything that is truly right and good.

Therefore, we have a responsibility to be humble, forgiving, loving servants of God.

Featuring: Benjamin A. Onyango … William Mwizerwa
Eric Roberts … Larry Hartley
Alan Powell … G. David Anderson
Scott William Winters … Randy Hartley
Emily Hahn … Andrea Hartley
Caitlin Nicol-Thomas … Darla Hartley
Eva Ndachi … Ebraille Mwizerwa
Eugene Khumbanyiwa … Augustine
Michael W. Smith … Pastor Henry
Toby McKeehan (TobyMac) … Himself
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Director: Eric Welch
Producer: Big Film Factory
Film Incito
Red Entertainment Group
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Distributor: ArtAffects Entertainment

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring real life story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

The BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN cast includes Scott William Winters (Lethal Weapon television series, Good Will Hunting), Benjamin Onyango (God’s Not Dead, Inception), Emily Hahn (Toy Story 3, Fresh Off The Boat television series), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Jessica Obilom (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville television series), Alan Powell (Quantico television series), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (District 9), Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2), and television personality Thomasina ‘Goo Goo’ Atkins (Mary Mary series). Christian music legends Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.

Filmed on location in Port Alfred, South Africa and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN is directed by Eric Welch (DC Talk: Welcome to the Freak Show) and written by Brad Allen, Chuck Howard and Martin Michael (I Am Not Ashamed), along with Mark McCann (Harmony). It is produced by Allen, Michael and Howard, along with Lisa Arnold (Caged No More), Jarred Coates (God’s Not Dead), Michelle S. Duffie (War Room, The Shack), and executive produced by Randy Hartley (Through the Valley).

The movie also features title song ‘Beautifully Broken,’ performed by three artists each lending their voice to a unique version of the song, which incorporates all three musical stylings. Grammy Award- winning country artist, John Berry, Dove Award-winning pop singer Plumb and Grammy Award-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. The song is produced by award-winning producer, Chuck Howard, who also co-wrote the film.”

Official site

  • Violence: Moderate
  • Sex: Minor
  • Profane language: None
  • Vulgar/Crude language: None
  • Nudity: None
  • Occult: None

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