The Grandfathers Wins Second Place at NRB

The Grandfathers headed to The National Religious Broadcasters Convention (NRB) in Nashville, and was awarded second place in the NRB TV Showcase for best documentary. The film is about a young man’s struggle with his complicated heritage, and has been awarded The Dove Foundation seal of approval.

The Grandfathers completes a trilogy produced by EthnoGraphic Media (EGM) that includes End of the Spear and Beyond the Gates of Splendor. These first two films, also from award-winning director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green, tell the unforgettable and inspiring story of the killing of five missionaries by a stone-age tribe deep in the Amazon jungle. The impact of this tragic event lives on today in families of these slain men as well as among those responsible for their deaths.

The Grandfathers showcases both the burden and benefit of the Saint family’s legacy. Jesse Saint, Steve’s oldest son and Nate’s grandson, was not raised among the tribe like his father. He struggles to find his place under the weight of the memory of a famous grandfather he never knew, and a heroic father he does not fully understand. Jesse travels to the jungles of Ecuador with his family and gradually forms a special bond with Mincaye, one of the tribesmen who took part in his grandfather’s murder.

The NRB Convention is an international event, held each year in Nashville, Tennessee, that networks thousands of communicators, including program producers, authors, pastors, engineers, directors, and vendors.

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