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What’s the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make? That’s the question that hovers over “Beyond the Gates,” and it’s one that can win you a free copy of that movie on DVD. Post your answer in the comments box below by Sept. 25, and the best four posts will win free DVDs. (Don’t forget to include your email address–it won’t appear publicly.)
“Beyond the Gates” takes place during the horror of the Rwanda genocide. When we reviewed the movie here on Idol Chatter, Kris Rasmussen called it “gripping without being unnecessarily gory,” and said that it “successfully poses important questions about the relationship between faith and sacrifice.” Like “Hotel Rwanda,” it tells the story of an unlikely safe haven–in this case, a Catholic secondary school–and the people who hid there to escape the violence swirling around them. In “Beyond the Gates,” a young, idealistic teacher at the school must decide whether to stay with the refugees or leave with the U.N., which is evacuating all Westerners.
Most of us, thankfully, don’t face decisions quite like this, but at some point in our lives, we all need to make seemingly impossible choices about the directions of our lives and those of our loved ones. We face questions about medical care, financial prospects, emptional well being, and the future of relationships, among many others. Tell us about the toughest decisions you’ve faced. You’ll inspire your fellow readers–and might win a DVD for the effort. (For more on the contest, click here.)

More on the movie:

  • Watch a clip from “Beyond the Gates.”
  • Read our review of the movie.
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