Faith Like Potatoes

Faith Like Potatoes

DVD - 2009
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A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life's true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009
ISBN: 9781435951426
1435951425
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Jtulsa
Dec 04, 2020

Very inspirational movie. The negative comments about this movie focus on racial issues when the movie is about how God can and does lead people out of the darkness. The white farmer had anger issues and took out his frustrations on his black workers. If he had had white workers he would have done the same thing. His heart was full of negative emotions. We are all going to be together in heaven and there will be no race distinction there. Be sure to watch the "Angus Buchan Documentary" in the special features. He preached all over and especially all over in Africa.

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Janice21383
Sep 27, 2018

You know who are persecuted? Rich white landowners in Africa. Well, it's the 1980s and they have to deal with that anti-Apartheid, and paying for all-white schools and polo clubs. Potatoes tells the story of Angus Buchan who, when he beats up an old man in Zambia, must flee to South Africa with only his trailer and Mercedes. He and his family squat on land owned by Zulus, who can't do anything about it. Wonder why? Anyway, after some time screaming at and beating his workers, and making them work for no pay, God intervenes with miracles. No, not on behalf of the Zulus. People who find this story inspirational will also like real-life Buchan's other book, A Rushing Mighty Wind.

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wmtlady
Jul 21, 2017

If you enjoy stories of real people that encourage your Christian faith, this movie will "float your boat." I especially enjoy stories that give insight into periods of history and this one entertains and inspires on both levels.

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AWay81
Oct 21, 2015

Amazing what can happen when we just plant that seed of faith and allow God to direct our lives.

wvenn Nov 18, 2014

This is a great movie, very inspiring. Highly recommend it to Christians and non-believers alike.

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LibUser500
Jul 19, 2014

What a lot of white racism and Christian dogma portrayed in this dvd. The whites take the land from the native Africans and then expect their faith in a White Christian god to protect their crops and them from being murdered. While I believe in faith, this film 'whitewashes' the truth of racism, ethnocentrism, dominance over native cultures, and assumed superiority over native people's. This movie made me cringe with the blindness of color, socioeconomic assumed superiority and dominance as a right over other people. Don't believe it? Why when the 'miracle' is being shown, the white man is just standing there while the black man's the one digging up the potatoes doing the labor and getting dirty? Not buying it.

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ShirleyStoddard
Apr 09, 2014

WONDERFUL MOVIE..WILL BE BUYING IT FOR MY LIBRARY ~

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gregarioushermit
Mar 19, 2014

A great movie. Watching the first about 30 to 45 minutes was hard, seemingly not important, but cogent to the movie and to the miracle that changed Angus in one moment. Just when I was ready to stop watching it, the miracle occurred. Faith is indeed as tangible as a potato. The included documentary is also well worth watching..

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Daylight62
Mar 08, 2014

Inspiring movie about faith.

mmg2681 Oct 12, 2013

Great movie. It was hard to watch in the beginning, but the family pulled through with faith.

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