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Published On: Fri, Mar 24th, 2017

Fathom Events, Samaritan Purse adds ‘Facing Darkness’ encore screening for April 10

FACING DARKNESS is a new documentary that tells the story of how Samaritan’s Purse raced against time to rescue two of their own team stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The one-night cinema event also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes details from Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham and Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly about the dramatic life-and-death struggle as the epidemic raged in Liberia.

This special event now comes to movie theaters nationwide for two nights only—Thursday, March 30 and Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates), including exclusive behind-the-scenes details from Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham and Dr. Kent Brantly about the dramatic life and death struggle as the epidemic raged in Liberia.

WHEN:                  Thursday, March 30, 2017; 7:00 p.m. local time
                                Monday, April 10, 2017; 7:00 p.m. local time

WHERE:               Tickets for “Facing Darkness” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

SYNOPSIS
As the Ebola pandemic swept across West Africa in the spring of 2014, Samaritan’s Purse stepped up to provide comfort, compassion and care to the hurting people of Liberia . . . all in the Name of Jesus. When the deadly virus infected two of the organization’s team members—Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol—the crisis truly hit home for Samaritan’s Purse and its leader Franklin Graham. FACING DARKNESS tells the incredible true story of how—with faith, skill, determination and prayer—the organization worked around-the-clock to bring Brantly and Writebol home, all the while praying for a miracle.

Africa’s Killer Epidemic Hits Home
Samaritan’s Purse had been in Liberia more than 10 years when the deadly Ebola epidemic swept through in 2014. Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham was determined that the organization would do all it could to help Ebola sufferers. So as the rest of the world largely ignored the killer plague, the Samaritan’s Purse team in Liberia fought to treat victims and control its spread. The team was faced with an even greater challenge when two of their own, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, contracted the disease. FACING DARKNESS filmmakers show the personal cost of service, the race to get the Americans home, and the wide and intense effort to save their lives.

Turning the Tide on the West African Ebola Crisis
How to halt a killer virus across poverty-stricken Liberia? FACING DARKNESS is the incredible true story of the world’s awakening to the epidemic as Samaritan’s Purse brought two Ebola-infected medical missionaries to the U.S. At the same time, the organization’s massive public awareness campaign helped 1.5 million Liberians avoid the virus. By May 2015, one year after the outbreak, Liberia was Ebola-free.

Where is God When the Unthinkable Happens?
West Africa’s human devastation from Ebola stirs questions in the most ardent believers. But those on the ground in Liberia saw God answer prayers. Talk to the producers of FACING DARKNESS, a gripping documentary, about the outbreak and the heartbreak. What do they know now about God in the dark hours?

DIRECTOR
Arthur Rasco

PRODUCER(S)
Kevin Adamson
Bill Coger

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Franklin Graham

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