‘Veil of Tears’ Tells Untold Stories of Oppression, Hope for Women in South Asia

Russ Jones | ReligionToday.com Contributor | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

‘Veil of Tears’ Tells Untold Stories of Oppression, Hope for Women in South Asia


Gospel for Asia marked International Women’s Day March 8 with its announcement of a new documentary that tells the untold stories of millions of women in South Asia who face oppression simply because of their gender.

Entitled “Veil of Tears,” the documentary depicts the stark reality of the lives many women experience in that part of the world.

“Each day, many women across South Asia wake up with little hope for tomorrow, their lives radically altered by abuse, mistreatment,” said Dr. K. P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia. “Our goal with ‘Veil of Tears’ is to realistically portray their plight, but also communicate that we have a moral obligation to care for these women, act on their behalf and bring some measure of hope and restoration to their lives.” 

In addition to the theatrical release, churches have an opportunity for special viewings of “Veil of Tears” March 26 - 30 through a free simulcast. During these dates, congregations can stream the film into a sanctuary at a time designated by church leaders.

“Recently we’ve seen over 125 women give their lives to Christ in Calcutta through our women’s ministry,” said Yohannan. “We are seeing a focus on reaching the most rejected group in the nation.”

Christian recording artist and Grammy-award nominee Natalie Grant serves as narrator of the documentary. She claims to have experienced a life-changing trip to India several years ago.

"My life is forever changed because of that trip," Grant said. "Not only seeing the oppression of women, but also seeing what hope can do. We have the opportunity to bring hope to these women, and that's the remarkable story of this movie."

Veil of Tears” is set to appear in 19 U.S.cities March 28.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014.

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