Torchlighters: The Amy Carmichael Story

DVD Release: July 26, 2011
Torchlighters: The Amy Carmichael Story


As little Preena is snatched away from the most gentle woman she has seen in months, she wonders how she will ever again find a way out of the temple where she is held against her will. How will she find the missionary known as Amy Carmichael, the one who wears a cross and serves a different sort of God? Meanwhile, Amy Carmichael is consumed by the awful truth she has learned about the plight of the “temple girls.” Will Amy Carmichael’s faithful determination be enough to free Preena from the powerful customs and superstitions that keep her hostage?

Dove Review

“The Amy Carmichael Story” does a wonderful job showing just how remarkable this compassionate woman of faith was. Working in India as a missionary, she reaches many souls but God has more for her to do. When a girl named Preena is offered to the heathen temple, she eventually escapes and pleads for Amy’s help. She calls Amy “Amma,” meaning “mother.” Amy sees Preena’s sincere desire to serve God so she helps her, and further seeks to help set other children free from the temple. Due to her efforts it is eventually declared illegal for a child to be sent to the temple.

Amy’s sacrifice was reflected in her daily life and her words offered hope: “One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.” This inspiring story is presented our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. As a caution, there is one scene of a girl’s bloodied hands, punishment for fleeing the temple, and comments about the heathen god and curses. This impressive animated feature brings to life the story of an amazing woman.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Boy is tied to a pillar for three days because he followed Christ; girl's hands are beaten for fleeing a temple.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Dog barks at a running girl; comments about the temple god; mother leaves her daughter at the temple to serve a stone god so that the family will no longer be cursed; woman's husband says he is not a Christian but sees that his Christian wife is happy; snake charmer is seen; tension between characters.


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 40 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Alison Pettitt
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter