Monday, August 17, 2015

Freetown DVD Giveaway! {Deseret Book Review}

Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence of their native country. Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the help of local Church leader Phillip Abubakar (Henry Adofo), the missionaries make the difficult journey only to have their troubles compounded by a rebel fighter bent on killing one of their own. Based on true events, Freetown is a thrilling and inspiring story of hope and survival. 
Based on a true story, 6 missionaries are caught in the crossfire of a civil war between 2 tribes in Monrovia, Liberia.  Rebels have taken over the cities, driving through with guns blazing, wreaking havoc and fear on the local families.  The Rebels goal: to kill ALL the members of the Krahn tribe.  With a strong desire to teach the gospel the brave elders work in the midst of the unrest until the conflict escalates leaving them no choice but to flee the country.  Asking a local church member to help them escape the missionaries make a daring escape through rough terrain carefully concealing the identity of Elder Gaye, a Krahn.  Followed close behind by Rebels, navigating through dense terrain, rough, muddy roads and literally, driving on empty for miles (a miracle!) their faith pushes them to the limit.
This was an edge-of-your seat intense movie to the very end.  It is hard for me to imagine living in such a rough, terrifying, beautiful, place...and still having the ability to preach of God's love to the people.
This DVD offers a LOT of special features including:
  • Behind the scenes
  • Director's commentary
  • Writing Freetown
  • Shooting in Africa
  • Music of Freetown
  • Filming Freetown
This movie was rated PG-13 for thematic situations involving violence.  It also has subtitles in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
I cannot wait to go back and watch with the directors commentary.  I hope it will answer some of the questions I had throughout the video.  It did leave me wondering at the end on what happened to a handful of the people who lived there...
The best part!  I get to giveaway a copy of this DVD to one lucky reader of Swinging On Small Hinges!  I'm so excited!  Enter using the Giveaway Tools below!  Giveaway ends Aug 26th at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.  Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond before I will have to draw an alternate.  Thanks for stopping by!  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  Thank you SO much Deseret Book for the chance to review this movie!  I was not paid for this review and all opinions here are my very own.


  1. I think that my all time favorite movie is Charley. This looks like an incredible story!

  2. Kristin Goodson

    My favorite movie is End of the Spear. I think it's an amazing story of the missionaries in Ecuador.

  3. I think my favorite church movie is Johnny Lingo. I love the message!


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