But I still really like this video. Very thought provoking so I’m now sharing and showing it here on my blog – for your viewing and commentary (video below).
It’s disturbing on several levels including the usage of ‘voodoo’ in it’s title which isn’t the best word in a church context but from an artistic level, this is an amazing video. The incredible animation is created by 26 year old artist Joaquin Baldwin. I don’t know him personally but after watching this video, I suspect he may have been influenced by Christianity in some shape or another. When you watch the film, you’ll see some Christian parallels. Had I shown it, it would have taken some good explanation why I was showing the clip.
Here are the reasons this video really made me think:
1. Evil. It speaks to the reality of the presence of Evil/Satan/Devil/Beelzebub or whatever name you want to appropriate to the antithesis of God. I absolutely believe in Satan and its agenda to destroy, manipulate, deceive, and distort. Human are the target.
2. Sin is what separates our communion and fellowship with God. We know the good news and in Christ, can live as Resurrection People, but the reality of sin can still be a daily grind. What is most disturbing about sin – to me – is how it has the power to strip away the beauty of this truth: we are created in the image of God. I was particularly impressed of this again when we were screening Call + Response at Quest Church several weeks ago. It blew me away how these sick human traffickers saw many of the women and young girls as commodities to exploit, use, and profit from. This defines for me the absolute utter darkness of human depravity: we strip away the sacredness, beauty, and truth that are image bearers of God – the Imago Dei.
Isn’t this true?
- Slavery = people as commodity and possessions.
- Pornography = (mostly) women as sex objects.
- Homelessness = seeing people as bums.
Rather than seeing one another as image bearers of God, we see ourselves as faceless & imageless “dolls.”
3. Gospel. I know the video isn’t biblically accurate but I couldn’t help see some parallels in watching this video. A doll dies in order to save others from the evil manipulator.
- Watch in on Full Screen,
- Turn UP the music,
- Let me know what you think
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