I recently had the opportunity to preview the documentary, The Drop Box.
Spoiler Alert: It is an incredibly moving documentary that everyone should see.
The Drop Box is a documentary about a pastor in Korea who has taken measures to save the lives of the many babies that are abandoned on the streets. The name of the documentary comes from a method he has devised (used in other countries as well) by which mothers can leave their unwanted babies in a safe place rather than on the streets to die.
The “baby box” is not without controversy. Some fear it encourages mothers to abandon their children. I doubt that any mother who chooses to abandon their child does it just for the sake of making things more comfortable. No one does that unless they are desperate and by the time they are there, they need the baby box.
The Drop Box is much more than just a story about leaving babies in a box. It is the story of man who is trying to live out the kingdom of God. The pastor, who has an adult child severely disabled, already had his hands full. In addition to providing a safe place to drop off babies, he also has adopted a number of children with special needs.
As a parent with two children with special needs and three children that are not our biological children, I was deeply moved. It touched my wife and I where we are the most tender. Even if you are not in such a situation, this documentary will change you.
While this movie reflects a Christian world view, it is not preachy at all. You do not have to be a Christian to respect this man and to see in his actions a challenge for all of us to make this world a better place.
This documentary will be in select theatres on March 4 and 5 and I strongly encourage you to see it. You can find the documentary website here and the trailer below.