The digitally remastered Chariots of Fire is now available on Blu-ray. Celebrating universal values of passion, dedication and trust, Chariots of Fire
is a powerfully moving film that will stay with you long after the
credits roll. Damaris are delighted to provide free official community
resources to help you make the most of this inspiring movie.
this Movie Moments episode, Carol Pollard asks us to consider the different ways
in which the characters in the movie demonstrate their passion. Harold
Abrahams devotes himself to his training, but his determination to prove
himself means that he sometimes excludes others. Eric Liddell runs to
honour those around him, and to worship God. Watching what happens to
Harold and Eric as they each achieve their goals, we're given pause for
thought. As we run the race of life, does our passion cause us to look inwards, or outwards?
this Reel to Real episode Lord David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire
producer), and Cameron Saunders (Managing Director of 20th Century Fox
UK) share their personal perspectives on trust. With illustrations from
the movie they apply their experiences in the film industry to those we
all share in ordinary life. They consider what it means to trust in our
own vision, in those around us and, ultimately a greater purpose - a
higher calling. In these uncertain times, where should we be placing our trust?
of Fire ends with a brief statement about Eric Liddell's later life. We
learn that he turned his back on fame and fortune in order to go to
China as a missionary, where he subsequently died. But what's the full
story behind these intriguing snippets? This Reel to Real video features
interviews with Robert Rendall, the Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell
Centre, and with Stephen Metcalf, who as a 14 year old boy was interned
along with Eric in a prison camp. They help to unpack Eric's story,
revealing the enduring theme of dedication to God and to others that was
evident throughout his life. Who or what are we dedicated to, and how do we demonstrate this dedication through our lives?