In November this incredible story, told in “Hacksaw Ridge,” will appear on more than 3,000 movie screens around North America, and eventually in every major media market of the world. What was once an “Adventist” story will be known to people of many cultures and faith traditions. Below is a special commentary and a statement from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
More than 70 years ago an unlikely hero saved the lives of dozens of American soldiers during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Now his story is about to explode onto movie screens all over the world (U.S. release scheduled for Nov. 4); and the international press are already hailing “Hacksaw Ridge” as a potential Oscar winner.