The We Hear You film premiered on Sunday June 21st; within 24 hours it was viewed more than 25,000 times! Since then, we have received word that people from Sweden, Germany, and even the Philippines have watched. This film is causing people all over to move beyond thoughts and into conversations with one another to come to a place of understanding.
This short documentary film captures the untold story of how God is moving in the wake of the unjust death of George Floyd. In the midst of all the pain, confusion, and unrest, there is an incredible glimmer of hope that is being sparked as the body of Christ is responding with compassion and love. This is a film that aims to answer, in part, what the church can do to respond to the cries of our nation for justice and racial equality.
The goal of the film is to inspire action in the church in three ways. One, the film will inspire people to listen more and have hard conversations. Two, the film will inspire people to pray for our nation. Three, the film will inspire people to respond to injustice and racial inequality in a biblical way.
“Timely. Powerful. Necessary. This film is a true sign that Jesus is bringing us back to the things that matter to his heart. Racial Injustice matters to God, and He is calling his church to act and love a broken generation!”
Jonathan Tremaine Thomas is the founder of the Civil Righteousness movement. He and his family have been serving in this area for years and are based in Ferguson, Missouri. He is featured in our film as a primary voice and example of ways the church can practically respond.
Andrew Chalmers is the Director of the film. The film follows along on his own personal journey of asking questions and learning. His inspiration for the film came as he was struggling with the questions of how he should personally respond to this specific issue.
Curtis Farrar is the Lead Pastor of Worldwide Outreach for Christ ministries. His church is located directly across the street from the site of the George Floyd protest memorial. Their church has been in the center of serving and loving those protesting and visiting the site.
My experience with the Take the City crew was like coming into a family. Our team was welcomed in with open arms with like-hearted believers who love Jesus and have laid down their lives to serve the broken of the city! It was an honor to come alongside them, be welcomed into their homes, share meals, and experience the transformational work that God is doing in and through them to see His Kingdom come.