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"
"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: http://www.thedoorpost.com/hope/The Butterfly Circus
. As you will see, it was the 1st place recipient of The Doorpost Film Project
. Let us know what you think.