Back in March I shared with you about the new film coming out, Noble, about Irishwoman Christiana Noble's work with orphans and street kids in Vietnam.
It released this past Friday, and I was able to check out the movie, and I wanted to share what a glorious movie it is!
Let me refresh your memory about the movie:
Written and directed by Stephen Bradley, NOBLE tells the true story of a funny, feisty and courageous Irishwoman, Christina Noble, who overcomes a harsh childhood to find her destiny on the streets of Saigon, fourteen years after the end of the war, and who saved over 700,000 orphans there The film captures the drama of a life that has culminated in Christina Noble helping almost a million street-children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia.
Check out the trailer:
Christina Noble defied the norm, taking matters into her own hands and found solutions to problems she faced. 'No' was not a word she took kindly to. As she says, "once you've stood up to 2 nuns, everything else is easy". You may be stunned at her strength of spirit and will, I know I was! This is a movie that you NEED to take your teen daughters to go see. I do not recommend it to younger children, as their are graphic scenes of violence, war and more that could cause younger children to have nightmares. Teens will not only learn compassion, but see strength of conviction and purpose, as well as NOT giving up on God, no matter WHAT he throwns at you! And God threw a WHOLE lot at Christina to prepare her for her future work. It should open up many family discussions, which is always a good thing! I love movies that force you to think and discuss- signs that the movie is staying WITH you! This would be a great movie to see with your mom or girlfriends too! I can't recommend it enough- you will be glued to the screen the whole movie! And be preapred with a couple of tissues at the end, because you WILL need them!
Some tidbits about the movie, to make it more interesting:
- The idea of the film came from Deirdre O'Kane who hosted events for The Christina Noble Children's Foundation as a stand up comedian for several years. Deirdre became friends with Christina and her husband Stephen Bradley began to write the script the later directed the film.
- Christina Noble was given the script before filming and only requested two lines to be changed as she believed they wouldn't be something she would say.
- Deirdre O'Kane shadowed Christina Noble at her foundation in Vietnam for two weeks before filming, to really get into her role.
- The Vietnamese children cast in the film have been, or are currently, being supported by The Christina Noble Children's foundation. How's that for truth in casting?
Be sure to check out the Noble Women: Celebrating Noble Women in Music companion album. It's full of some really great songs from Maggie Chapman, Jillian Edwards, Dida, jenny & Tyler and The Vespers, and more. It's a FREE download, but tips are encouraged! You just need to sign up for the Noise Trade free newsletter!