All God's Children (2008)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Law & Crime, Religions & Belief Systems, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmmakers Scott Solary and Luci Westphal co-produced and directed this documentary about several families whose lives have been forever changed by their involvement with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a missions organization in West Africa. Requiring missionary workers in West Africa to place their children in the Mamou Alliance Academy (of Mamou, Guinea) while they perform mission work that could take them 1,000 miles from the school, the C&MA has been spreading the gospel for nearly a century. However, the C&MA has been accused of abusing the children of the Mamou Alliance Academy physically, mentally, and sexually. The documentary explores the aftereffects of this abuse via conversations with the victims and their families, and also incorporates a conversation with a representative of the C&MA. All God's Children is one of the first documentaries to explore the problem of child abuse within the evangelical Protestant community.

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abuse, Africa, boarding-school, expose [revelation], missionary, sexual-abuse