June 6, 2017
“We hear, ‘Women, if you’re young, and skinny, and pretty, and sexually attractive and sexually available, then you’re going to be happy…’ and nobody stops to think ‘Is this really true?’” - Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
Speaking to Sparrows is a documentary film about women finding courage to confront the uncomfortable. The film brings to light the issues facing women in today’s world and creates space for the difficult conversations. It is these conversations that are a light in the darkness, and can lead to sisterhood, belonging and healing.
Our culture is very effective at transmitting the messages that there are prerequisites for happiness and success which include a whole list of unhealthy expectations. Speaking to Sparrows speaks a hopeful message, counter to the one they are hearing from the world. The film serves to invite each woman to see themselves as beloved daughters of God.
It is incredibly powerful for women to know that they are not alone, and that their worth is determined by much more than the size of their waist or their relationship status. Speaking to Sparrows fearlessly confronts issues such as body image, the pressure to be perfect and successful, dating, isolation, father wounds, abuse, eating disorders, lust and pornography.
Speaking to Sparrows is a film that can be used as a launchpad for authentic conversation in homes, small groups and schools. Further, the film provides this healing space for women across all generations. Regardless of age, women struggle with the same issues and will benefit from Speaking to Sparrows whether they are 16 or 60.
Releasing in Fall 2017, screenings will be held on college campuses, in high schools and at churches around the country. Alongside the film, screenings will provide resources that facilitate conversation to begin healing the wounds revealed in the film.
If you, your school, organization, or church would like to share Speaking to Sparrows with the people in your community, please click here for more information.