“The Jim Elliot” story is an incredible story of sacrifice and courage. This animated feature tells the story of Jim and his friends, missionaries who visited Ecuador in the 1950s with the goal of winning a tribe to Christ. The Waodani tribe was unreached by the Gospel but were fearful of strangers. They misunderstood Jim and his friends’ purpose in visiting them, and ultimately five of them were martyred for the cause of Christ. However, there were many conversions that resulted from Jim and his friends visiting Ecuador, and Jim’s family became friends with the Waodani tribe.
Due to the violence in this movie, although it is not gratuitous, we are awarding this film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus. This movie demonstrates the courage and power of faith. And it echoes what Jim Elliot said: “He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”