May 31, 2006

Movie Review: The Water is Wide

"The Water is Wide," a Hallmark Hall of Fame production, is a movie I feel comfortable recommending in this world of mostly evil entertainment. While not a Christian film, this true story has a lot each of us could learn from, especially homeschoolers. A white man, Pat Conroy, takes a position teaching in a 2-room schoolhouse on an island in an all black, poor, illiterate community in the 1970s. Watching the remarkable metamorphosis of children who live in constant dread and drudgery to, well, you're just going to have to see it! Anyone who teaches, in any capacity, will be deeply moved.

2 comments:

Mark Epstein said...

I agree -- this movie was very enjoyable and encouraging.

Natasha said...

And that happens to be my very favourite song!