Beyond the Gates of Splendour
The savage killing of five missionaries on a remote strip of beach in the Amazon jungle captured the attention of the world. This award-winning documentary presents both personal accounts and archival footage of this incredible story of sacrifice and redemption. It not only follows the tragic deaths of these men but also the lives of their widows and children—especially those who would come to live among the Waodani tribe. Through such acts of love and forgiveness, a society known as the most violent ever recorded was transformed. 96 mins approx.
End of the Spear
This award-winning feature film offers a stirring journey deep into the Amazon jungle and even deeper into the human condition. Based on the true accounts of five missionaries speared to death by a stone-age tribe, the film weaves together the story of a bereaved son and the tribal leader who took part in the brutal killings. Ultimately, Steve Saint and Mincaye must confront the pain of the past and choose between revenge and reconciliation. 111 mins approx
A young man searches for identity among the stone-age tribe that murdered his grandfather and then actually help raise his father. This documentary completes an inspiring trilogy that began with Beyond the Gates of Splendour and End of the Spear. By forming a unique bond with three of the Waodani tribesmen who took part in the killing, Jesse Saint learns profound lessons about himself, his heritage and what might be his own legacy to pass on. 54 mins approx