The Story of Amy Carmichael and the Dohnavur Fellowship

DVD Release: July 15, 2008
The Story of Amy Carmichael and the Dohnavur Fellowship


This documentary provides a look at Amy’s life and the continuing work of the Dohnavur Fellowship, which she founded.

Dove Review

Amy Carmichael’s life is inspirational story of selfless dedication to Christ and a journey of discipleship and commitment. She lived for one reason, and that was to share God’s love with the lowliest. “The Story of Amy Carmichael and the Dohnavur Fellowship” is a powerful testimony of how God used one woman to change the lives of thousands of people during her lifetime and long after her death.

Her ministry began in Ireland where she reached out to working-class women, who were toiling in the filth and darkness of the factories. They were treated as second-class citizens who were unworthy of value in the eyes of their fellow countrymen. Amy chose to reach out to them with great love and changed their destiny when she shared God’s deep, abiding and unconditional love for them. Later Amy went to South India, where she established a large ministry for girls in moral and physical danger, known to this day as the Dohnavur Fellowship. Dohnavur was a peaceful, safe place for girls who, without Amy’s love and outreach, would be destined to a dismal and hopeless existence as a “temple girl.” To the hundreds of girls who came under Amy’s care, she was known as “Amma,” which meant “mother” in the land of these precious children.

The life of this one woman, which was given to God in humble service, is a powerful example of a seemingly small offering that changed women’s lives for all eternity. This film is sure to inspire viewers from all walks of life, and we are pleased to approve it with the Dove “Faith Friendly” seal for viewers of all ages.

Content Description

Sex: none
Language: none
Violence: reference to abuse of children
Drugs: none
Nudity: none
Other: none


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 50 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nancy Bouwens