What is Family? Every member of the human race has the desire for significance—a desire to belong. And the family is where those deepest longings are fulfilled. Unfortunately, the word “family” has all but lost its meaning in our modern cultural landscape. And the fallout has been significant. Divorce. Crime. Poverty. Addictions. Abuse. When the family is weakened, society suffers. But strong families make the world a better place!
The documentary takes the audience around the world on an incredible journey of discovery about the meaning of family. The film also features interviews with experts from all walks of life, including Professor of Law Helen Alvaré; National Center for Fathering CEO Carey Casey; radio host Michel Medved; speaker and radio host John Stonestreet; author Eric Metaxas; neuropsychologist Dr. Anne Moir; philosopher Dr. Roger Scruton; authors Gabe and Rebekah Lyons; scholar Nancy Pearcey and others.
This is a tremendous documentary which tackles today’s problems with a hope in God to heal the family unit. It will play in over seven hundred theaters on May 6 and is brought to the viewer by Focus on the Family. Tim Sisarich, a New Zealander and the Executive Director of Focus on the Family in New Zealand, takes the viewer on a journey with stops in England, New York, New Zealand and other places as he looks closely at the family unit and where it’s at and what can be done to improve dysfunctional families. We learn that less and less people are having children. Also, we learn that the number of fatherless homes are on the rise.
This movie not only clearly reveals the problem areas but offers hope through God’s word and encourages fathers to take their responsibility seriously and to be there for their children. We see Tim interact with his own family and the big difference his presence makes to not only his children but his wife as well. In one extraordinary scene, we see Raphael’s “Prodigal Son” painting and that is the point of this documentary, that everyone can do an about-face and return to their Heavenly Father. We are pleased to award this amazing documentary our Faith Friendly Seal for ages twelve plus. There are a few frank discussions (though not graphic) about sexuality. “Irreplaceable” features experts such as Michael Medved, John Stonestreet and several others. Every family in the world should view this documentary! It has the potential to be life changing.