Artist bio

Sarah Buckland is a dedicated Christian youth with a passion for reaching others for Christ. Her varied interests span both the sciences and the arts. As an environmental researcher and award-winning poet and photographer in various National level competitions, Sarah hopes to hone her talents to reach more with the saving message of the Gospel. N/A

Title

Faith Warriors: The EduWars Edition (A True Story Documentary Film)

Artist Statement

“Faith Warriors: The EduWars Edition - A documentary Film” presents snippets of the true riveting life experiences of two Christians who faced persecution in the Jamaican education system: one as a student at two tertiary institutions and the other as a teacher at a high school. The film highlights their perseverance in faith and boldness to stand for truth by continuing resolute in their stand as ambassadors for Christ (Ephesians 6:10; 19-20).

How it fits into contest

“Faith Warriors: The EduWars Edition - A documentary Film” presents snippets of the true riveting life experiences of two Christians who faced persecution in the Jamaican education system: one as a student at two tertiary institutions and the other as a teacher at a high school. The film highlights their perseverance in faith and boldness to stand for truth by continuing resolute in their stand as ambassadors for Christ (Ephesians 6:10; 19-20). The video commences with a brief dramatic trailer used for the purposes of provoking internal thoughts of how we would respond if personally faced with adversity. The snippets of the testimony of the student exemplify the real-life application of standing faithfully for the Word of God, despite threats of possibly being barred from graduation. The second testimony of the teacher who eventually makes a tough decision regarding his job after futile efforts at advocating for changes to be made to anti-Christian 'Religious Education' and 'Christian Life Education' curricula. His testimony further exemplifies the stand for the Gospel of truth and righteousness through the power of prayer and salvation – all elements of the spiritual armour described in Ephesians 6:10-20. The film also makes use of word prompters and military music beats to further embody the theme of Ephesians 6:10-20. Several Scripture references are interspersed between their testimonies to allow the viewers to keep the focus on this core message. The video ends with a testimony of God’s blessings after standing for Him in the battle, and an encouragement to all based on Ephesians 6:13: “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” It is hoped that this film will encourage those who are going through difficulties to be strong in the Lord’s Power, persevere in faith and prayer, and to inspire more to stand up for God and fight in God’s army in their own corner and circle.

Credits

Inspirer: Jesus Christ (Eph. 6:10-20) Scene Director: Sarah Buckland Interviewees: Joe B. and Fay B. Videographer: Sarah Buckland Editor: Sarah Buckland All sound and video effects were included under the Creative Commons Licence (No attribution required), with derivation from the following contributors: “Adventurous Odyssey” (Preview version) by AudioPanda (Melodyloops.com) “Military Resistance” (Preview version) by Fabian Kreutzer Sound (Melodyloops.com) “Medal of Honor” (Preview version) by AG Sounds (Melodyloops.com) “Shofar” from Orangefreesounds “Boxing bell” from Zapsplat.com To God be all the glory!

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