Christians in the Mirror

Christians in the Mirror


This powerful documentary shares the courageous stories of Christians, living in countries with extreme intolerance to Christianity, being persecuted and martyred for their faith. Christians in the Mirror urges believers in America to see and support their brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer for their belief.

Dove Review

Christians in the Mirror chronicles the events of oppressed Christians who, despite their circumstances, remain firm in their faith. The film focuses on Christians living in Syria, Iraq, India, Sudan and Egypt. Throughout the documentary, men and women tell their heart-wrenching stories, or the stories of loved ones who experienced extreme persecution (even death) because of their beliefs. Most of the testimonies are spoken in the native language and subtitled in English.

Actual news footage of attacks on Christians combined with footage of the wounded and displaced provides a glimpse into the lives of these oppressed Christians. Filmmaker Jordan Allott strikingly captures the devastation through his lens of hollowed out churches destroyed by suicide bombers and children playing in the rubble of crumbled buildings. Christians in the Mirror reveals how, despite tremendous suffering, so many remain strong in the Christian faith. Due to violent images and intense subject matter, we are awarding our Dove Seal for the film’s persevering message, but recommend it for ages 18+.

The Dove Take:

Christians in the Mirror’s harrowing testimonies intertwined with disturbing footage of persecution and its aftermath is difficult to watch but well worth seeing, especially for mature audiences.

Content Description

Faith: Testimonies of inspiring faith despite intense suffering are shared throughout the film. Bible verses (Revelation 17:6, Proverbs 31:8, Matthew 5:10, Romans 8:35, 1 Corinthians 12:26-27) appear as the film transitions from one country to another. Christians are seen holding or wearing crosses. A woman shows a rosary that was one of the few possessions she brought with her to the refugee camp.
Integrity: Every testimony shared demonstrates the integrity and virtue of these committed Christians.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Several scenes of disturbing footage are shown throughout the film, like bombs exploding, blood splatter, gunfire, people struck with sticks, men restrained by force, and people with open and bandaged wounds.
Drugs: A man is smoking a cigarette during the interview.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Joshuacord Inc.
Director: Jordan Allott
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 70 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Narrated by David Schifter
Reviewer: Karen W.