The Drop Box

The Drop Box

DVD - 2015
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Examines the work of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who accepts into his family infants placed anonymously in the "baby box" at the front of his church in Seoul, South Korea.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Arbella Studios, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
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1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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bitsysmom
Feb 26, 2017

A heart-wrenching story of abandoned babies and the Pastor on the other side of the drop-box door. Many of these children have severe disabilities. They are taken in and cared for with love by the Pastor and his wife.

d2013 Jan 22, 2017

A very inspiring documentary of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Very moving!

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miaone
Oct 27, 2016

I am the adoptive mother of a Korean orphan who was abandoned at birth. For the nearly 40 years I've known her I've felt at least two strains of emotions: profound gratitude that because someone else couldn't keep her, I was able to. And rage against the conservative, puritanical society that denies birth control to women (only condoms are legal), denies that women and girls get raped except by their own fault, denies the existence of babies born out of wedlock, rejects babies with any physical or mental deformities, and won't adopt orphans because of an ancient belief that there is something inherently shameful about them. These attitudes were strong in the 1970's and are barely less-so now. I was touched, of course, by the selflessness of Pastor Lee and his wife (whose name is never mentioned in the film), but there is no excuse for their having to adopt 15 of the neediest children themselves. I hope lots of Korean people see the film, because their attitudes really need to catch up to the realities that pregnant women and fatherless children are forced to live under. My relatively low rating of the film is because it gives too much attention to Christianity for my taste.

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bk1949
Feb 22, 2016

Absolutely riveting; I was crying and happy at the same time. True portrait of "saints" in the world - common, ordinary people who, thru small steps, transform the reality around them.....watch this movie!!

real_thing Dec 26, 2015

this won lots of awards.I don't have kids. Don't care about babies in Korea

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papagator
Dec 07, 2015

Wow...This film/documentary raised awareness between the conservative culture in South Korea with unwed/teenage mothers and the taboo of babies born with disabilities. In awe...

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 11, 2015

Such an inspiration. Powerful, moving, and sad. However, God's hand constantly shines through Pastor Lee's story. Definitely something every Christian should watch.

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nicole2tru
Jul 26, 2015

Amazing documentary that touches the core of humanity and the eternal value of life. Heart wrenching yet endearing, sobering yet hopeful, all displaying God's grace for the least of mankind and His eternal love for every single one of His children, The Drop Box and the beautiful children delivered to it is something that you will never forget. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Spoken in Korean but English Subtitles throughout so children may have a tough time with it however it is captivating enough to forget you're reading. Focus on thr Family is an amazing company for producing this film. All glory be to the everlasting, living God and his Son Jesus Christ. God bless Pastor Lee and please support this beautiful work at www.TheDropBoxFilm.com.

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Daylight62
Jul 25, 2015

A very sad but also very inspirational film.

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nicole2tru
Jul 26, 2015

nicole2tru thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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