Rev. Christie Buckingham, spiritual advisor to one of the ‘Bali 9 duo’, Myuran (Myu) Sukumaran, made a personal promise to Myu and Andrew Chan to continue to keep their legacy alive to ensure they did not die in vain, and that eventually, we will see the abolishment of the death penalty.
Our film is her eye witness account to their final hours and will be used by her personally as a resource to help tell her story to different audiences around the globe as she continues her fight to end the death penalty.
Our film focuses on how their faith strengthened them in those final hours as they lived out their testimony to the end.
Myuran and Andrew, while not excusing their crimes, were totally rehabilitated and making a difference to countless lives within their environment. They left a lasting legacy and your donations will help preserve that.
Rehabilitation is the point of the prison system and the death penalty makes a mockery of that. With Australia’s stint on the Human Rights Council the abolishment of the death penalty will again take centre stage as we seek to eradicate a barbaric practice worldwide.
Myu and Andrew’s story should be preserved as a beacon of hope for ending the death penalty. In the process they lived out an amazing testimony through their faith in God which strengthened them during their time on death row right up until the moment they were killed.
Thanks to the generous donations so far we were just about to start rolling camera’s and sound on the production when it came to a screeching halt.
Unfortunately, our location fell through at the very last minute and that’s had a knock-on effect on other elements of the production (like having to work across different councils, funding accommodation for a longer shoot, increased catering etc.) which means we have to raise a little bit more money.
We’ve already recorded Rev. Buckingham’s narration, started the casting process, hired the crew and got all other elements of the shoot in place. All we need now is to pay for the new location (the old Maitland Gaol – now a national museum) and get this project back on track for a release date of 29 April 2018 – the 3rd anniversary of Myu and Andrew’s deaths.
Thank you in advance!!