A young man searches for his identity deep in the Amazon jungle while living among the tribe that murdered his grandfather decades earlier. The Grandfathers is a motion-graphics documentary completing Jim Hanon’s inspiring trilogy begun with Beyond the Gates of Splendor and followed by End of the Spear. These films were produced by Mart Green.
Jesse Saint struggles to find his place in a world dominated by the memory of a famous grandfather he never knew and a heroic father he could not understand. Years spent living among the Waodani and befriending the three old men who took part in the murder teach him the healing power of dignity, respect and forgiveness. In the jungle Jesse must confront his family’s past as he determines his own future. This documentary is a moving tribute to a young boy’s quest for significance and wholeness, and its imprint on three old men, who, unwittingly, are on a quest of their own.
Winner of the Redemptive Storyteller award (Redemptive Film Festival) and the Best Documentary award (Grand Rapids Film Festival). Approved by the Dove Foundation (recipient of 5 doves). The DVD includes the director’s video journal, behind the scenes video, a music video, and more. Close captioned for the hearing impaired. French and Spanish subtitles. Rated PG. Approximately 54 minutes.