Judd Saul’s pathbreaking 3-minute documentary film is an emotionally charged portrayal of the harrowing reality faced by millions of Nigerian Christians grappling with loss of safety. In just 3 minutes and 5 seconds, the film manages to captivate the audience with its poignant message that makes the Nigerian experience entirely relatable to Americans and urges viewers to act now to save lives.
The film’s opening scene, featuring a thick cloud of gray smoke billowing over a burning settlement with the caption, “What does it feel like to live in danger?” sets the tone for the roller-coaster journey that follows. Through a compelling narrative delivered by a warm female voice, the documentary contrasts the safety of a quiet, American neighborhood with the daily terror faced by Nigerian Christians clutching their unwavering faith in Jesus.
What makes this documentary stand out is its innovative combination of computer-generated images and actual war footage. The impact is visceral, with scenes of bombs raining down on settlements and masked terrorists invading homes and the comfort zones American viewers. The live shooting and hospital scenes, showcasing the wounded victims, further drive home the brutal reality faced by persecuted christians.
The film then takes a more intimate approach, zooming in on the tragic story of an eight months-old girl named “ anny,” the sole survivor of a terrorist attack in Plateau State, Nigeria, in a family of six. Manny’s resilience in the face of unimaginable loss, where she was found almost lifeless, strapped to her mother’s lifeless body in a pool of blood, is nothing short of heart-wrenching. Equipping the Persecuted, the international nonprofit spearheaded by Judd Saul, is showcased as the ray of hope in Manny’s life, responsible for her treatment and welfare.
The documentary concludes with a powerful call to action, urging viewers to extend a helping hand to the helpless and homeless victims of these ongoing Christian village raids. The staggering statistic that over 90 percent of global Christian deaths this year originate in Nigeria — a sobering reminder of the urgency of the situation.
“Christian Massacres in Nigeria” is more than just a film; it’s a rallying cry for support and solidarity with those who face unimaginable adversity. Judd Saul’s dedication to shedding light on this crisis and providing a lifeline for the persecuted is commendable. This documentary serves as both an eye-opener and a catalyst for change, inspiring viewers to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.