Generational Sins strives to provide an interesting perspective on one family’s unfortunate functionality and how they can come into a place of forgiveness from hurt.
Growing up in an abusive household, Drew has a hard time dealing with his troubled and emotional past– especially memories linked to his father. Through the request of his dying mother, he begins a journey straight back to the place of pain; his childhood home. Along with his estranged younger brother, the two search for reconciliation within themselves as well as gaining the strength to confront their father.
The film leans upon a heavy backbone of faith, as can be seen just from the title alone: Generational sins. Coupling faith, guidance and the idea of a higher power provides an interesting combination when linked to the feature’s theme of abuse, alcoholism and death. The interesting nature of this film leads viewers to learn the powers in faith and a belief system when going through such dark and emotional sadness. Drew seeks out a local priest during his battle with accepting the abuse. He struggles to see how his father could have treated the family in the way he did, as well as grappling with why it is so important to his mother that they reconcile.
The film categorizes itself as a “hard faith film”, knowing that religion isn’t perfect or pristine– it can be just as messy as life gets sometimes. Which is why the filmmakers stand by their decision to include swear and curse words in the film, attributing to the realistic nature of the topic and relating to more secular audiences. In the end, the film is looking to prove that faith is what helps put our broken pieces back together.
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