THE DISTANT BOAT

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Release Date: October 01, 2013

Starring: Kamicha Muchiri, Claude Judah,
Ruth Maingi, Erick Ndungu,
Philip Chege, Eddy Kimani,
Shumeilla Sally, Joan Arigi,
Beatrice W. Macharia

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 126 minutes

Distributor: On-Field Media/Africa Inland
Mission

Director: Andy Brown

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Ted Rurup

Writer: Mike Saum

Address Comments To:

Africa Inland Mission
P.O. Box 3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611
Phone: 1-800-254-0010
Fax: (770) 631-3213
Website: http://aimint.org/usa

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, A, M) Very strong Christian worldview about a Christian who gets called to become an evangelist missionary in a Muslim coastal town in Kenya, which causes his church to go from being lukewarm to being on fire for the Gospel; no foul language; man gets beaten up by thieves, uncle has heart attack, little boy has epileptic fits; no sex, some mild kissing; no nudity; alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, a lot of difficulties.

Summary:

THE DISTANT BOAT is an absolutely thrilling, realistic, captivating movie from Kenya about a man being called by God into the mission field. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must-see movie that shows the joys and costs of God calling you.

Review:

Available on DVD in the United States and elsewhere, THE DISTANT BOAT is an absolutely thrilling, realistic, captivating movie from Kenya about a man being called by God into the mission field.

Max is a young urban Kenyan. He has a dream job, a best friend, and he hopes to marry the daughter of his company’s owner. His boss sends him to a little Muslim village on the coast to make some manufacturing deals for local tourist-type wares.

On the coast, three thieves beat up Max to try to steal his computer. A Muslim fisherman rescues him and takes care of him until he recovers. When Max leaves, he gives the fisherman a Bible. Immediately, the Muslim elders confront the man, Yusef, about helping a Christian.

Max returns home but is convicted that these villagers on the coast need Jesus Christ. He wants to be a missionary. His best friend disowns him, his boss fires him, and his girlfriend chooses her father over him. Meanwhile, his mother is broken-hearted that she scrimped and saved to put him through school only to have him become a missionary. Even the church is confused about someone who wants to be a missionary. Only his uncle is overjoyed that God has touched Max’s life.

THE DISTANT BOAT is extremely well made. This is not a Pollyanna movie. It shows the real cost of God calling someone into missions. Max is a winsome character who discovers the depth of his calling through trials and tribulation. Each one of the actors is excellent. The direction is superb. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must see movie.

In Brief:

THE DISTANT BOAT is an absolutely thrilling, realistic, captivating movie from Kenya about a man being called by God into the mission field. Max is a young urban Kenyan. He has a dream job, a best friend, and hopes to marry the boss’s daughter. His boss sends him to a little Muslim village on the coast to make some manufacturing deals. Three thieves beat up Max to steal his computer. A Muslim fisherman rescues him and takes care of him until he recovers. When Max leaves, he gives the fisherman a Bible. Immediately, the Muslim elders confront the man about helping a Christian. Max returns home but is convicted that these villagers need Jesus. He wants to be a missionary, but this alienates him from his friends, family and boss.

THE DISTANT BOAT is extremely well made. This is not a Pollyanna movie. It shows the cost of God’s call. Max is a winsome character who discovers the depth of his calling through trials and tribulation. Each actor is excellent. The direction is superb. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must-see movie.