SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY

Content:

(CCC, BBB, M) Very strong Christian worldview warning about the dangers of pornography; no foul language; no violence; no depicted or implied sexual scenes, but discussion of the addiction to pornography; no nudity; no drinking of alcohol; no smoking; and, discussion of pornography addiction involving lying and deception.

Summary:

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY is a documentary where three men, including a pastor, discuss on camera their descent into addiction to pornography and how through the power of God and the counsel of godly men they overcame this destructive addiction. This very tasteful production lets men tell their story in a way which is not graphic and is never salacious, but caution is advised for children.

Review:

OMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY is a documentary where three men, including a pastor, discuss on camera their descent into the addiction of pornography and how through the power of God and counsel of godly men they overcame this destructive addiction.
Using re-enactments of a husband hiding his wicked habit from his wife, the emotional pain of pornography is exposed. On camera, men and their wives candidly discuss these issues.
The thesis of the documentary is that pornography robs the user of joy and true intimacy, destroying relationships. It says that pornography helps a man to “feel like a man without requiring him to be one.”
Pornography creates a world of secrecy, guilt, and shame. These feelings drive a man using pornography to pull away from his wife and even children.
The documentary points out that because of the advent of the Internet, pornography is more available than ever before and the addiction is rampant. Through the interviews, the power of Jesus is shown to be the only thing that can really deliver men from pornography.
SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is compelling because of the subject matter and the very painfully honest confessions on camera by these men. The production values are minimal, which seems to be the desire to let the men tell their stories and let the truth take center stage.
The highlight of the movie is a music video featuring a song which portrays a young girl growing up. The song, and the title of this DVD stress the truth that each woman portrayed in pornography is somebody’s daughter.
Despite the content, there is nothing salacious about this movie at all. The images and discussion tread very carefully to not tempt viewers in the very thing that is being discussed. It is very tastefully done and should be viewed by both men and women. After viewing, parents should consider showing their teenagers this documentary in hopes of helping maturing teenagers avoid the trap of pornography.

In Brief:

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY is a documentary warning about becoming addicted to pornography. Three men discuss their descent into an addiction to pornography and how, through the power of God and the counsel of godly men, they overcame this destructive addiction. The documentary’s thesis is that pornography robs the user of joy and true intimacy, destroying relationships. It says that pornography helps a man to “feel like a man without requiring him to be one.” SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is compelling because of the subject matter and the painfully honest confessions on camera by these men. The production values are minimal, which seems to reflect the desire to let the men tell their stories and let the truth take center stage. Despite the subject matter, there is nothing salacious about this movie at all. The images and discussion tread very carefully so that viewers are not tempted into doing the very thing being discussed. It is very tastefully done and should be viewed by both men and women. After viewing, parents should consider showing their teenagers this documentary in hopes of helping maturing teenagers avoid the trap of pornography. SECTION: CHRISTIAN DVD GUIDE Headline: ** Compelling, Significant Documentary ** Title: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY Quality: * * * Acceptability: -1 SUBTITLES: None WARNING CODES: Language: None Violence: None Sex: None Nudity: None RATING: Not Rated DVD RELEASE: September 2008 TV AIRDATE: November 30, 2008 on ION Network TV TIME: 62 minutes STARRING: N/A DIRECTOR: John Evans PRODUCER: Corey Niemchick EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Steve Siler WRITER: N/A BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A DISTRIBUTOR: Vision Video CONTENT: (CCC, BBB, M) Very strong Christian worldview warning about the dangers of pornography; no foul language; no violence; no depicted or implied sexual scenes, but discussion of the addiction to pornography; no nudity; no drinking of alcohol; no smoking; and, discussion of pornography addiction involving lying and deception. GENRE: Documentary INTENDED AUDIENCE: Older teenagers (with parental guidance) and adults REVIEWER: Jeff Holder REVIEW: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY is a documentary where three men, including a pastor, discuss on camera their descent into the addiction of pornography and how through the power of God and counsel of godly men they overcame this destructive addiction. Using re-enactments of a husband hiding his wicked habit from his wife, the emotional pain of pornography is exposed. On camera, men and their wives candidly discuss these issues. The thesis of the documentary is that pornography robs the user of joy and true intimacy, destroying relationships. It says that pornography helps a man to “feel like a man without requiring him to be one.” Pornography creates a world of secrecy, guilt, and shame. These feelings drive a man using pornography to pull away from his wife and even children. The documentary points out that because of the advent of the Internet, pornography is more available than ever before and the addiction is rampant. Through the interviews, the power of Jesus is shown to be the only thing that can really deliver men from pornography. SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is compelling because of the subject matter and the very painfully honest confessions on camera by these men. The production values are minimal, which seems to be the desire to let the men tell their stories and let the truth take center stage. The highlight of the movie is a music video featuring a song which portrays a young girl growing up. The song, and the title of this DVD stress the truth that each woman portrayed in pornography is somebody’s daughter. Despite the content, there is nothing salacious about this movie at all. The images and discussion tread very carefully to not tempt viewers in the very thing that is being discussed. It is very tastefully done and should be viewed by both men and women. After viewing, parents should consider showing their teenagers this documentary in hopes of helping maturing teenagers avoid the trap of pornography. Please address your comments to: Bill Curtis Vision Video P.O. Box 540 Worcester, PA 19490 Phone: (610) 584-3500 Fax: (610) 584-6643 Website: www.visionvideo.com Email: info@visionvideo.com SUMMARY: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY is a documentary where three men, including a pastor, discuss on camera their descent into addiction to pornography and how through the power of God and the counsel of godly men they overcame this destructive addiction. This very tasteful production lets men tell their story in a way which is not graphic and is never salacious, but caution is advised for children. IN BRIEF: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM FROM PORNOGRAPHY is a documentary warning about becoming addicted to pornography. Three men discuss their descent into an addiction to pornography and how, through the power of God and the counsel of godly men, they overcame this destructive addiction. The documentary’s thesis is that pornography robs the user of joy and true intimacy, destroying relationships. It says that pornography helps a man to “feel like a man without requiring him to be one.” SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is compelling because of the subject matter and the painfully honest confessions on camera by these men. The production values are minimal, which seems to reflect the desire to let the men tell their stories and let the truth take center stage. Despite the subject matter, there is nothing salacious about this movie at all. The images and discussion tread very carefully so that viewers are not tempted into doing the very thing being discussed. It is very tastefully done and should be viewed by both men and women. After viewing, parents should consider showing their teenagers this documentary in hopes of helping maturing teenagers avoid the trap of pornography.