End of the Spear
“Hope out of hopelessness.” ~Amazon reviewer.
Is it possible to forgive those who have taken from you what you most love? Can a people controlled by violence and murder be transformed?
Based on the true story of five missionaries killed in the jungles of Ecuador at the hands of the world’s most violent tribe, End of the Spear proves that sometimes the greatest tragedy can be the catalyst for the most resilient hope. From director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green, this feature film offers a fresh, sometimes raw, cinematic journey deep into the Amazon jungle and even deeper into the human condition. It weaves together the story of a bereaved son and the tribal leader who murdered this young boy’s (Steve Saint) father. As their lives intersect three decades later, painful revelations force a life-or-death decision. The choices made will heal profound wounds; transform destructive practices, and bring hope for a new life to many.
End of the Spear is the second film in the Walk His Trail trilogy, which begins with Beyond the Gates of Splendor and concludes with The Grandfathers. All three award-winning films are approved by the Dove Foundation. Winner of the Crystal Heart Award Grand Prize for Best Dramatic Feature (Heartland Film Festival), the Adam Award for Best Feature Drama (Sabaoth International Film Festival), and Best Instrumental Album of the Year (soundtrack), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
Synopsis: Worlds collide and tragedy strikes as a missionary group—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Peter Fleming—journeys to the heart of the Amazon jungle in search of the Waodani (a.k.a. Aucas), a tribe of fierce warriors completely isolated from civilization. When the five missionaries are speared to death by tribesmen, some of the surviving family members decide to remain in Ecuador and live among the Waodani as originally planned. A young boy (Steve Saint), determined to unlock the secret of his father’s death, must learn to accept the tragedy in this powerful tale of sacrifice, courage and redemption.
Staring: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza, Chase Ellison
Run Time: 108 minutes
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French