Documenting the true struggles of homeless kids in Mexico, Invisible is an inspiring call and a loving challenge for Christians to minister to the needy. Singer-songwriter Ree Boado journeys to Mexico, befriending the homeless and seeking to help. The experience is a descent into poverty and despair, both literally and figuratively, with sewers becoming shelter, rampant drug addiction, and spiritual warfare. Yet, in the midst of the darkness, the Light of God is the solution. The documentary is an inspiration for believers to do something: go to the mission field, donate, pray.
Invisible shows the need for Godly love. The affliction on the homeless is distressing. Child abuse, including beatings and sex trafficking, is discussed. A major problem for the homeless is drug addiction, especially for huffing solvent, and it’s graphicly depicted and discussed. We see people, including teens, huffing the solvent and hear about kids getting high. There are stories of violence, and we see a man’s bandaged head and beaten face. One child has AIDs. Children die in the streets. It is unflinching and emotional. However, Invisible is an encouragement to minister, especially to those in poverty. A gospel message is presented, and Scripture is referenced. With a run time of less than an hour, mature individuals may find it impactful viewing for a church group who understands and is prepared for the distressing content. The darkness and poverty are not shied away from, and neither is the beautiful grace of God. This movie receives the Dove-Approved 18+ Seal, with caution regarding its mature and distressing content.
The Dove Take
Invisible is inspiring, challenging, and impactful. While it communicates the realities of deep darkness, it promotes gracious light.