Documentary barely touches surface of persecution in South Asia

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

Gospel for Asia is set to premier a new documentary that tells a heartbreaking story: millions of women who suffer in South Asia simply because of their gender.

Veil of Tears looks at infanticide, sex trafficking, bride burning and widow abandonment.

The film releases at locations across the U.S. March 28.

Dr. K. P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, says Veil of Tears tells the story through the eyes of the victims.

He tells OneNewsNow: "Our goal is to portray a realistic picture of what's going on so that the body of Christ, even people who are not even Christians, will see that as human beings we have a moral obligation to care, to think and to act, to bring some hope for these people…"

Veil of Tears director Kenny Saylor recalls that GFA has been producing films for 20 years that "capture the tragic side of human experience." But there is also an effort to communicate "beauty and hope" amidst tragedy.

Yohannan

"In Veil of Tears," says Saylor, "we wanted to show the courage, resilience and faith of women, and demonstrate that God is changing hearts and lives, even in the most difficult of situations and locales." 

Yohannan maintains that in South Asia, millions of women have been brutally persecuted and killed just because of their gender.

"In some ways, honestly, it's not even telling ten percent of the reality," he says of the newest documentary. 

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