For almost a decade, I have been in touch with the Beardslee's, former missionaries who served as diligent advocates as they coped with what they were learning of the stories of abuse, sustained by MK's (missionaries' children), even by their own children. How awesome to receive special news recently from Ann Beardslee:
Regarding the film: “All God’s Children”. It has been in the works for a long time. We are delighted that it has been accepted by the Sarasota Film Festival which is from April 4-10. “All God’s Children” will be shown both Saturday, April 5 and Sunday April 6. Howard and I will drive to Venice which is 30 to 45 minutes south of Sarasota on Friday and stay with our good friends, Steve. and Carol Pritchard.
We will all go to both of the screenings. I think that it will be difficult to see ourselves on “the big screen” telling our story of what it feels like to be parents of children who were abused at the Mission school when we were missionaries. It is difficult to listen to the stories of the missionary children (MKs) who are now adults. We believe that it is necessary to show this story to try to bring healing to the adult MKs and prevent further abuse of thousands of current MKs.The producers, Scott Solary and Luci Westphal hope that it will be screened later this year for other festivals and they will also arrive for screenings in various cities. You can check out the details at http://www.allgodschildrenthefilm.com