Beautifully Broken is a gripping and emotional film based on a true story with inspirational and life changing messages of forgiveness and reconciliation.
The film, a true story of three families from different countries that incredibly become connected. Opening in Rwanda during the start of the genocide we follow William, a father trying to protect his wife and daughter. The film also follows a Rwandan girl, Umuhoza, whose father is jailed for joining with the killers to protect his family in the genocide. And the final family of is in America, a father named Randy is trying to work all hours to provide for his wife and daughter Andrea. The lives of these families become intertwined when Andrea becomes pen pals with Umuhoza through child sponsorship and William ends up as a refugee at Randy’s church. We see William struggle trying to get his family over to America and Andrea struggle when something terrible happens to her. Healing and forgiveness comes to all three families when they are joined together on a trip to Rwanda to see Umuhoza and her family.
This is a well directed and produced film with excellent editing and cinematography, alongside an incredible true story and a strong cast. There are some violent scenes during the genocide and a tense scene when Andrea is abused, these are handled with care as are the associated story lines. The film has a real depiction and believability of the struggles and horror of tragedy and the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
The life changing messages in this film also highlights how child sponsorship can change lives and not just the lives of those being sponsored.
Beautifully Broken is an incredible and moving story, it is gripping, emotional and tense but brings across a wonderful hope of forgiveness and reconciliation.