by Steven Ertelt
February 14, 2008
Dublin, Ireland (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life organization that reaches out to youth and young adults is taking the award-winning movie Bella to Ireland to share with pro-life advocates there and assist them in campaigning against abortion. The movie has won rave reviews for its depiction of a struggle with a crisis pregnancy situation.
The American pro-life group Stand True is working with the Ireland pro-life organization Youth Defense to make the movie possible.
Stand True’s Bryan Kemper will be speaking at the International Student Pro-life Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland at the end of March and then heading over to Ireland to screen Bella.
Bryan will be traveling with members of Youth Defense to several Ireland colleges to screen "Bella" in advance of the movie’s release in Ireland.
"Stand True worked closely with Bella all summer and throughout the fall to help make it such a huge success in the United States. We are excited to help bring Bella to Ireland and Scotland now," Kemper told LifeNews.com.
"We know that a lot of movies that are promoted as ‘Christian movies’ are cheesy and really not very artistic," Kemper added. "Bella breaks those stereotypes and is honestly one of the best movies you will ever see."
"God has used Bella to save lives, as we have heard from many women who have changed their minds and kept their babies after seeing the movie," Kemper added.
Kemper told LifeNews.com the DVD version of the movie will hit rental stores and online movie distributors this spring.
Bella has brought in just over $6.8 million in ticket sales in the first six weeks it was in theaters and took in as much as $8,000 per theater — a staggering success given the limited number of screens for the movie.
Lead actor Eduardo Verastegui shared with LifeNews.com the details about the baby saved from an abortion as he prepared for his role in the film.