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All Ages Moved by “Grácia”

Grand Rapids Right to Life sponsored a private, one-night-only screening of the prolife film “Because of Grácia” at Celebration! Cinema South on February 8. More than 200 people attended this event.

The film was very well received by those in attendance, which included a youth group from Holland, West Catholic High School’s students for life group, and many homeschooled students.

This movie with a message was a great way to bring prolife people of all ages together. An online reviewer wrote that the film “touches quickly and lightly upon censorship of God in schools, evolution vs. creation, dating vs. courtship, teenage pregnancy, and abortion.”

This feature-length film was about Grácia, a girl with charisma, intelligence, and conviction. A dark past, however, gives her a unique connection with Bobbi, a classmate with a pushy boyfriend and a disconnected father. As Bobbi struggles with a life-and-death decision, Grácia challenges her friends, teachers, and even herself to step outside the status quo. Because of Grácia’s inspiration, those around her find it easier to speak up for life and to fall in love.

This film has won numerous awards, including Best Picture (International Christian Visual Media), Best Picture (Park City International Film Festival), Best Actress (Life Fest Film Festival), and Best Director (Life Fest Film Festival).

Before the movie, attendees had an opportunity to visit the Grand Rapids Right to Life display and to pick-up prolife information, buttons, and concession stand coupons.