Monday, September 12, 2016

Film Review: Voiceless

Voiceless website
Voiceless (PG-13) is an excellent pro-life film presented with passion, compassion, and understanding. Jesse Dean (Rusty Joiner), a discharged war veteran, starts his new job as a community outreach leader at New Life Fellowship Church in Philadelphia. He notices there's an abortion clinic right across the street from the church. He knows he must take action to stop the ongoing killing in that clinic. Sadly, he receives opposition from community, church, and even his own wife, Julia (Jocelyn Cruz) who is afraid he may lose his job or get arrested. Both Jesse and Julia still wrestle with their past that keeps haunting them. Pastor Gil Solomon (James Russo) tries to protect the reputation of his church and chooses to turn the other way, avoiding the problem right outside the church's door. One man (Jesse) refuses to stay silent and do nothing. He chooses to do what he believes it's right, no matter what the consequences may be. His faith and courage are to be commended.

Voiceless tackles the issue of abortion realistically with its physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual implications. It also addresses the church's complacency towards the abortion problem. Yes, getting involved means confrontation, risk, sacrifice but it also means making a difference to save someone's life, to help the women (with unplanned pregnancy) and protect the unborn. Voiceless shows that it takes one man to lead and open the eyes of others to the urgent need. It encourages people to take a stand for life, to be a voice for the voiceless, to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. I enjoyed watching this film and applaud the film makers' conviction. Great performances by the cast! I'm certain that the powerful message in Voiceless will resonate with audience. I highly recommend this inspiring film which will be in theaters on October 7, 2016!

~ I received a link to a free advanced screening of this film via Icon Media Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Awards: Voiceless has been honored as Northeast Film Festival’s Best Feature and People’s Choice for Best Feature Film and Best Feature Film from the California Independent Film Festival.

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