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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Finding Noah - Movie Review

For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.  With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation.  

Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat's desolate summit.  There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question:  did Noah and his Ark actually exist?  

Shot in never-before filmed locations in the harshest of conditions, this unprecedented feature-length documentary shows just how far men are willing to go to discover the truth.  Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, FINDING NOAH is more than a quest for answers, it is a testament of the human spirit, where belief and the need for exploration transcend risk and limitation.  

My Review: 

I am a firm believer of the Bible and in the Book of Genesis, it states that the ark rested on the top of Mount Ararat when the waters began to recede after the flood. The one thing that no one can argue is that in virtually every religion and in every culture, there is a story of a great flood or deluge that covered the earth. It is also why I believe that fossils of species are found on virtually every continent despite that the environments may not have been suitable for that species. It is the only plausible answer that fits and once science will one day come to accept. In this documentary, I am in awe of the spirits of the men from various backgrounds and skills sets that have banded together using information that has been acquired for more than a hundred years in an attempt to locate any sign of Noah's ark.

I won't tell you the outcome because that would ruin it for everyone, but sometimes its the persistence and desire to locate what has been kept secret locked beneath 30 some meters of ice and glaciers in a region where the territory and rights of those that control it, have been ever changing for centuries. Now under control of the Turkish government and even then against two opposing sides, the team must gain permission to begin the climb otherwise they are fair game to those who continue to fight in that region. It is unbelievable what it takes to begin this journey and will be a huge favorite for those that love a challenge or are hard core climbers.

I received the opportunity to preview Finding Noah before it hits theaters on October 8th for one night only, compliments of Propeller LLC and 17K ASL for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review, aside from my opportunity to preview it and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. I love the background history into the cultural aspects behind trying to find the ark and what it would mean if they could find it. It goes beyond simply proving it exists, and now just need to find out precisely where it is buried. I hadn't realized that many other documentaries that have claimed they have found the ark were fakes in order to make money on their movie. For me this one rated a 4 out of 5 stars and is Dove Approved for ages 12 and up.

For more information about Finding Noah, obtaining tickets to see it on October 8 or learning more about the team that made the journey, please click on the links below:

Finding Noah by 17K ASL
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1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to try to see this movie if I can. Thank you for your review.


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