Before July 2014, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly went courageously however quietly about their paintings.
She was once a Charlotte-based scientific missionary employee; he was once a physician for Boone-based Samaritan's Purse, a Christian reduction company.
Then each shriveled the fatal Ebola virus in Liberia, a deficient nation in West Africa. Suddenly their destiny was once the topic of world headlines and congressional hearings.
The harrowing tale of the way they survived this fatal illness is the foundation for “Facing Darkness,” a movie that will likely be proven March 30 in additional than 700 theaters in 600 towns, together with Charlotte.
Demand for tickets had been brisk sufficient that it’ll even be proven April 10.
Produced, written, shot and edited via Samaritan’s Purse, that is the primary time the world charity – ceaselessly the primary team to be at the flooring after a herbal crisis – has launched a movie in theaters.
And Franklin Graham, who heads the charity, stated he hopes the 108-minute film will encourage some audience into motion.
“ ‘Facing Darkness’ is an affidavit to what God can do and can do,” he stated in a remark. “I am hoping that out of this film, there will likely be a military of younger individuals who will say sure to missions. It’s an unbelievable tale.”
Ebola killed just about five,000 folks in Liberia sooner than it was once halted. After they shriveled the illness, Brantly and Writebol have been flown via Samaritan’s Purse from the ELWA Hospital in Liberia, have been they labored, to Emory Hospital in Atlanta, the place they have been handled across the clock via groups of medical doctors and nurses.
Writebol, who later returned to Liberia along with her husband, David, will likely be on the film’s appearing March 30 in Atlanta.
“My nice hope for the movie is that folks haven’t forgotten the Liberians or what has came about and that folks would now not simplest proceed to hope for Liberia,” in addition to donate their time and money to lend a hand, she stated in a remark launched via SIM, the Charlotte-based USA, the Charlotte-based undertaking team that despatched the Writebols to Liberia.
Her different hope, Writebol added, is that God will use the movie to extend religion. This tale is “his tale, now not ours,” she stated.
In the Charlotte house, “Facing Darkness” is scheduled to be proven at: Phillips Place, Stonecrest at Piper Glen 22 and Starlight Stadium 14, all in Charlotte; Concord Mills 24 in Concord; Birkdale Stadium 16 in Huntersville; Franklin Square Stadium 14 in Huntersville; Manchester Stadium 14 in Rock Hill; and Tinseltown in Salisbury.