Valley of the Shadow

DVD Release: March 11, 2014
Valley of the Shadow


Set in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the final year of the Civil War, a 12 year-old southern girl must overcome bitterness. Annalisa Gray lost her father in the battle of Gettysburg. Her 13 year-old brother joins the army to help protect their home against the invading Yankees. Annalisa becomes a spy for the Confederate army desiring to do something important like her brother. But she soon becomes motivated by her desire for revenge, bringing her into conflict with the Christian values her parents had taught her.

Dove Review

This is a moving story about forgiveness during the background of the Civil War. Annalisa has lost her father in the Battle of Gettysburg and she becomes a spy for the Confederates. She battles with her desire for revenge, thinking that her brother has perished in the war. She deals with her bitterness toward the Yankee soldiers until she finally surrenders to God and finds peace.

She also becomes friends with a Union soldier named Walter. This marvelous story is awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus due to a few battle scenes and some blood. This movie drives home the theme of forgiveness.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Skunk-1
Violence: Battle scenes; bloodshed; corpses are seen on the ground; shootings; boy holds gun on girl but she is not harmed.
Drugs: Teen boy smokes pipe.
Nudity: None
Other: A girl struggles with bitterness as well as un-forgiveness; daughter shows disrespect toward mother.


Company: Beneath the Oaks Productions
Director: Anna Marshall
Producer: Anna Marshall
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter