We had wanted to see End of the Spear when it was on in the theaters, but not sure it ever really came on for long in our area. So recently we rented it and actually watched it in Madison with Stacy & Tim. It is based on the true story of 5 men & their families that were missionaries in Equador in the 1950’s, trying to reach the Aucas, now known as the Waodani tribe. Mincayani is part of this tribe, one of the most violent societies ever to exist, and when the 5 men are speared to death by the Waodani, the men’s wives and children move in with the tribe to teach them about God. This movie is more about Mincayani and Nate & Steve Saint and from their perspective than about Jim Elliot, who I was more familiar with. It is an amazing story of what happens between the families and the Waodani after the men are killed by the tribe.
An interesting tidbit I read about the movie/project: before making the movie, a team travelled to Equador to get permission from the tribe to make the film and the Waodani said no. Steve Saint related to them the story of Columbine high school and the killing that went on there for no reason & this had an effect on the tribe. They agreed that if their story could help other people stop killing then they would agree to the film.

One Response to “Movie Review—End of the Spear”

  1. Stacy Says:

    It was good, and we really appreciate you guys bringing it and sharing with us 🙂 I think everyone else liked it more than me, the spearing/killing and that big snake got me, LOL.

    Can you link whatever book you or D has read about this? Or was it not a book?

    P.S. Thanks for entering a review at the main site for this 🙂

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