The Butterfly Circus

By Shawn Michael Shoup on February 01 2010

If you haven't seen it yet, I'd highly recommend checking out "The Butterfly Circus".  It's a short film written, produced, and directed by Joshua Weigel, the youth pastor/actor in the movie, "To Save a Life". Screen shot 2010-02-01 at 1.41.02 PM "The Butterfly Circus" is a powerful tale of grace in the midst of struggle, following the story of a limbless sideshow act whom "even God has turned His back on" to... well... something much better.  (I don't want to ruin it for you.)  ;) I showed it to one of our small groups last night and simply asked them to answer the following question: "What's one thing that stuck out to you from this film?" There were about ten in the group and I was pleasantly surprised by their response.  We ended up talking about self-worth, pride, turning the other cheek, personal struggles/hardships, taking a stand, encouraging others, abuse, and more... all from the student's different viewpoints -- their collective take on the film. Check it out for yourself here: Butterfly Circus.  As you will see, it was the 1st place recipient of The Doorpost Film Project.  Let us know what you think.


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