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The Disturbances

“The Disturbances” chronicles the role Christian missionaries played saving lives in Nigeria in 1966. Missionaries of various denominations were working in the country when tribal killing followed military coups, and the missionaries were in a tough spot: As foreigners, they were to “stay out of politics,” but their Christianity and humanity sparked their actions in the conflict.

One Nigerian woman wrote to her missionary Bible teacher in Jos about what had occurred. She repeatedly used the word "disturbances."

The word and the shorthand "symbol" for the word found in the minutes of a meeting only days after the atrocities subsided. The symbol is jarring. The symbol and the word carry a sense of mystery.

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“Fascinating documentary.”

Todd Zittlow, archivist, Concordia Historical Institute

“Don’t miss a chance to see this incredible film!”

WMU Foundation

“... a first class piece of documentary that recovers a vital piece of history that could have been lost forever ...”

Mark Woods, Contributing Editor, Christian Today

“I highly recommend this material to all.”

Jul Medenblik, president, Calvin Theological Seminary

“Your documentary is smart, well told and has so much heart.”

Heidi Hall, reporter, The Tennessean

“For many reasons, this is a story that needs to be told and quite possibly was within a few years of being lost to history.”

Wade Smith, pastor, First Baptist Church, Norman, Oklahoma

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