Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Drop Box


Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, every year, forgotten by the surrounding culture.

The Drop Box is a documentary about the work of Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect his community’s most vulnerable children. By installing a drop box outside his home, Pastor Lee provides a safe haven to babies who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets to die.

It’s a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical and emotional toll associated with providing refuge to save those deemed unwanted by society.

But it’s also a story of hope. And a celebration of the reality that every human life is sacred, has a purpose and is worthy of love.


I had the privilege of reviewing the documentary, The Drop Box.  After the film ended, all I could think was, “Praise the Lord for men and women like Pastor Lee.”  Seeking to protect innocent, vulnerable lives, Pastor Lee created a safe haven for these unwanted children, and because of his efforts, nearly 600 lives have been saved.  Through Pastor Lee, those 600 children now have a future.

The Drop Box is an emotional roller coaster.  To witness human life being discarded in such a manner is heartbreaking.  I pray that as viewers see the smiles of the rescued children, hear their laughter as they play, watch their interactions with their fellow playmates, and witness the love they have for their adopted parents, it will stir many hearts into action.  As mentioned in the synopsis, human life is precious and should be protected – the young, the elderly, the weak, and the vulnerable – they all are to be treasured. 

This documentary has a limited release in the theatres.  Be sure to check your local listings for a date and time of viewing or visit film's website here.  The Drop Box is a must see.  

I was invited to a pre-screening event of The Drop Box, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Focus on the Family.  This review is my honest opinion.

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