08 June 2014

Veil Of Tears, Hope Is On The Way - DVD review and GIVEAWAY



(From movie site)

This gripping new documentary film tells the untold story of millions of women in India who are culturally oppressed for no other reason than the fact that they are women. However, despite the centuries of oppression, there are those who are reaching out and bringing hope to these women.
These are the faces of true survivors. Those who have withstood a lifetime of adversity in the face of a culture stacked against them. 
Take a heartfelt journey through the eyes of these women, and others, who unveil their personal stories of persecution, rejection, abandonment, tragedy and even triumph. Get a glimpse of the true resilience of the human spirit and the hope that has changed the lives of millions like these and is helping change millions more.
Narrated by Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist Natalie Grant, this film was shot on-location across the stunning nation of India in some of the most remote tribal villages in the world today. This is a journey where few outsiders have gone before.
My thoughts:
A remarkable documentary on the current cultural persecution of millions of women in India simply because they are females!
Shot entirely on location, this is a movie which will move you like no other, not because of its heartbreaks but rather because of the hope it displays throughout!

Veil of Tears runs 90 minutes, is narrated by Natalie Grant and brings you an incredible outlook on the lot of women in today's India. 
With its rich history, its elite technology and military power, its millionaires and extensive slums, India is truly a country of paradox.

India has been the subject of media criticism lately because women have little if any rights in its society. To understand however what can be done to help, this in depth documentary explains the many cultural challenges which must be met before those changes can be accomplished.

One man in particular has made his life task to make such changes by sharing his love for Christ with those who very much need to be loved themselves! 
K.P. Yohannan works in cooperation with Bridge of Hope to train women, often survivors themselves, to reach out to others like them, no matter which class they belong to, to know they are children of God and their lives matters.

Together they bring hope to countless survivors of this adverse culture which has claimed lives for centuries through starvation, needless abortions, suicides and abuse at the hands of society, sometime even their own families. 
Food, medical supplies and most of all, the idea that women of all castes are to be valued and respected, not treated as slaves is taught at the lowest level.

The victims' cry for help needs to be heard and a measure of freedom from such oppression can only be met if they have access to the information and support provided by such as K.P. Yohannan and his Sisters of Compassion.

A truer resilient spirit would be hard to find anywhere else than in the many Indian slums and remote tribal villages featured in this movie.

Witness in His name by learning how bringing these women spiritual and moral support can make a difference. Knowledge is power after all and that's what the message is about it! So much can be accomplished with so little!
An excellent resource for homeschooling, church and youth groups and particularly women's groups! 

5 Stars for its message of hope!

Meet the Founder and International Director, K.P. Yohannan

  • Did you know that over 50,000 female children are aborted every month in South Asia?
  • Females are often the last to eat and the most likely to be illiterate.
  • Girls are typically the first to work as child laborers and sometimes even sold to become one of 1.2 million child prostitutes.
  • Young girls throughout Asia are ravenously abducted and forced into a life of prostitution with every agonizing day one step closer to an early death from AIDS.
  • Widows in India bear the blame for their husbands’ deaths. They’re shunned by their communities, rejected by their families and forced into an inhumane lifestyle. Tens of thousands take their own lives just to end the pain.
  • Every year in India, more than 7,000 women are doused with kerosene and burned to death—by their husbands. The wife’s crime: an insufficient dowry.
  • Many women cannot be approached by men due to cultural customs, making their slim chance of hearing the Gospel even slimmer. (Source Veil of Tears website HERE)

About Word Entertainment:  
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives.

Thanks once again to the generosity of EDIFY/MEDIA a copy of Veil of Tears will be send to the winner of this latest giveaway!
Just place a comment on this post until Midnight 14 June 2014, and include a way to contact you for confirmation. Random.org will then choose one lucky winner and sponsor will send your prize!

Due to region, US only please!

Thank you and best wishes to all,

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this DVD from  EDIFY/MEDIA as part of the movie's promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. Hi Noelle,

    Thank your for bringing this documentary to our attention. It seems that things haven't improved very much in India, as the world continues to witness the devastating abuse and oppression of India's women. I sincerely hope that one day things will be different and this country will celebrate its female population.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!


    1. Despite the persecution, these women still find something to smile about in the worst of condition! Their resilience is a marvel in itself!
      Let's pray their ply is heard and changes occurs soon!
      Thanks for visiting Poppy,


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