DVDs About Prison

Detail from the jacket of Bless You, Prison, one of Vision Video’s many titles about prison and post-prison experience.

Vision Video carries a number of videos about prison and prisoners. Here is a selection of titles in alphabetical order. For other prison DVDs, search prison at the Vision Video website.

beyond tortureWould you die, go mad, or triumph with loving forgiveness? Under Romania’s Communist regime, electrical shock, hallucinogenic drugs, near starvation, and fatal beatings were daily occurrences at Pitesti prison as the government tried to destroy the nation’s culture and faith. Meet three Christian survivors of the brutal prison and learn the secret of their survival and sanity in Beyond Torture. Order your inspiring copy today.


bless you prisonWhy would anyone bless prison?   In a cruel Romanian prison camp, Nicoleta Grossu could either betray others, die, or find God. It was an experience unspeakably brutal… But Nicoleta Grossu did find God in the Communist prison. Bless You Prison is the story of her life. Order today and be inspired in your own Christian Walk. English subtitles.


blessedness out of brokennessVisit Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola Prison. This documentary presents the stories of inmates that bring clarity to Jesus’ teaching as they share the blessedness of the beatitudes in their own lives. Many of these men have life sentences, yet they have found new life and purpose through their faith in Jesus Christ. Blessedness out of Brokenness will inspire you in your own Christian Walk.


agent of graceWhat is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler. His conviction put him in prison and cost him his life.   More than a biography, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on little-known efforts of the German resistance. Glimpse Bonhoeffer’s world when you order today.


Bonhoeffer memoriesWhat does it mean to be a Christian in the 20th century? For Bonhoeffer, it meant prison and death.  Bonhoeffer, Memories and Perspectives follows the life of the martyred theologian as recalled by friends, family, and students. This emotionally wrenching documentary casts light on our deepest spiritual questions.


university to prison dvdOf the numerous intellectuals arrested after the Communist takeover of Romania, one was the renowned psychologist Nicolae Margineanu. He went From University to Prison. His story is a record of Communist atrocities and human triumph over oppression.


hanged on a twisted crossWhen should a man of peace abet violence in combating evil? Can deep-seated patriotism compel you to oppose your fatherland and a demonic leader? In  Hanged on a Twisted Cross we are shown how Dietrich Bonhoeffer confronted these and other issues with Biblical faith and personal courage that resulted in his imprisonment and execution.


in spite of darkness dvdEvery November an interfaith retreat is held at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where more than 1 million people were exterminated by the Nazis. Why? In Spite of Darkness takes us to one of those retreats.


bunyan dvdJohn Bunyan, Journey of a Pilgrim, is a look at the prisoner who wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, the most circulated book of all time, next to the Bible.

 


bunyan dvdOnce offenders have served their terms and leave prison, doors still slam shut. Long Road Back seeks to reduce the fear and stigma experienced by those re-entering society after serving a term in prison.

 


love is not a luxuryImagine a prison with bars but no guards—a prison where inmates hold the keys. This Brazilian prison accommodates some of the most notorious inmates; yet peace and good order prevail. Love is Not a Luxury. The film, shot by two of the inmates, examines the day-to-day running of the prison and explores the personal development of two prisoners with sentences of 70 and 114 years, who hold substantial responsibility for the harmony and security of the prison.


power of forgivenessKarla Faye Tucker was a murderer who was put to death by the state of Texas. During her incarceration, she became a vibrant Christian. Even some family members of the two people she helped kill became her friends and wept when she was executed, a story told in The Power of Forgiveness.


prisoners of hopeDuring the Vietnamese Conflict, hundreds of American prisoners of war were interrogated, starved and tortured in Communist prisons. Prisoners of Hope presents the experiences of ten of these individuals who were denied that most valuable and precious possession—freedom. Their stories are filled with suffering and survival. But above all, they are testimonies of courage, faith, and a sustaining hope that refused to die. This moving program will change the way you understand freedom and life.


Richard and Sabina WurmbrandRichard and Sabina Wurmbrand. Before Communism fell in Eastern Europe, Christians were often arrested and kept in prisons camps where the Communists went to great lengths to break their faith. This is the story of a family whose faith endured.


saving face dvd
Saving Face. Student by day, car thief by night, Matt Kern wound up with a sixty year sentence after killing a man. After six years of continued crime in prison he found God’s grace…and eventually clemency.


Corrie Ten Boom Torchlighter dvdThe Torchlighters: The Corrie ten Boom Story Corrie ten Boom helped protect Jews from the Nazi regime during World War II. Hers is an amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

 


John BunyanJohn Bunyan spends his days in prison, separated from his wife and children. Living in the cold, stone cell is the price he pays for going against the established state religion. If only he would agree to stop preaching, John could walk out a free man! Why does he choose to stay in jail, and how will he serve his Lord in this wretched place? Find out in The John Bunyan Story episode of The Torchlighters.


Richard WurmbrandIn war-torn Romania, there is only one way for churches to get the protection of the government: give their support and allegiance to the communists who are in control. Instead, Pastor Wurmbrand chooses to speak up for Christ, thereby placing his own life and the lives of his family in great danger. When Richard’s choice lands him in a communist prison, his faith and witness are tested to the limits. See how The Richard Wurmbrand Story continues to impact the world today. A Torchlighter episode.


Unbroken  Unbroken is the inspiring true story of American World War II hero Louis Zamperini. It is a story of stamina and courage in the face of cruelty. Louis Zamperini survives in a raft for forty-seven days after his bomber was downed in World War II, and was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.