Baptists Together And Damaris Media Release Free Darkest Hour Resource For Churches

Baptists Together and Damaris Media have released a Companion Booklet to the film Darkest Hour (in cinemas 12th January). This free resource is designed to help church groups and individual Christians (of any denomination) to engage more deeply with the film.

The booklet includes questions for discussion and reflection, a look behind the scenes of the film, and background on this crucial period of history. It is available now for free download from www.baptist.org.uk/darkesthour

Stephen Keyworth, Faith and Society Team Leader for Baptists Together, says ‘We are always interested in highlighting timely and first class resources for our churches, and are delighted to be partnering with Damaris on Darkest Hour. The film, drawn from the minutes of Churchill’s War Cabinet meetings, considers leadership, what it means to lead in community, risk taking, human frailty and our approach to confronting evil.

‘While this resource offers an opportunity to reflect on a decisive part of our history, we hope people will use it to consider how to positively influence what is happening locally, regionally and nationally today from a Christian perspective.’

Darkest Hour is inspired by the true story of Winston Churchill’s first weeks in office during the early days of the Second World War. Starring BAFTA Award-winner Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour is a timely exploration of ideas around leadership and taking a stand in the face of evil.

Previews during December have received very positive feedback from Christian leaders:

‘A stunning portrayal of one of the most well-known British leaders. Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott-Thomas and the rest of the cast tell a superb story about the challenge of conflict/politics and leadership. The film mixes gentle humour while not taking away from the horrors of war.’
– Andy Jackson, Director of Publishing and Communications, Methodist Church
‘A great film, powerful performance from the lead.’
– Michael Cooper, National Director, CVM
‘An astonishingly moving portrayal of both Britain and Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour. Gary Oldman gives the performance of his life to show the both the bombast and brilliance of Churchill. I came away challenged about the loneliness of leadership and the power of words to bring hope and courage when it’s needed most.’ 
– Dr Krish Kandiah, Founding Director of Home for Good

The film is in cinemas 12th January; tickets can be booked at www.darkesthour.co.uk

Emma – Damaris Media

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