Faith Like Potatoes

Faith Like Potatoes

DVD - 2009
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A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life's true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
ISBN: 9781435951426
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Fait
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 27, 2018

You know who are persecuted? People whom you'd never suspect were persecuted; specifically rich white landowners in South Africa. Well, it's the 1980's and they have to deal with that anti-Apartheid, and paying for all-white schools and polo clubs. Potatoes tells the story of Angus Buchan who, when he beats up an old man in Zambia, must flee to South Africa with only his trailer and Mercedes. He and his family squat on land owned by Zulus, who can't do anything about it. Wonder why? Anyway, after some time screaming at and beating his workers, and making them work for no pay, God intervenes with miracles. No, not on behalf of the Zulus. People who find this story inspirational will also like real-life Buchan's other book, A Rushing Mighty Wind.

Jul 21, 2017

If you enjoy stories of real people that encourage your Christian faith, this movie will "float your boat." I especially enjoy stories that give insight into periods of history and this one entertains and inspires on both levels.

Oct 21, 2015

Amazing what can happen when we just plant that seed of faith and allow God to direct our lives.

wvenn Nov 18, 2014

This is a great movie, very inspiring. Highly recommend it to Christians and non-believers alike.

Jul 19, 2014

What a lot of white racism and Christian dogma portrayed in this dvd. The whites take the land from the native Africans and then expect their faith in a White Christian god to protect their crops and them from being murdered. While I believe in faith, this film 'whitewashes' the truth of racism, ethnocentrism, dominance over native cultures, and assumed superiority over native people's. This movie made me cringe with the blindness of color, socioeconomic assumed superiority and dominance as a right over other people. Don't believe it? Why when the 'miracle' is being shown, the white man is just standing there while the black man's the one digging up the potatoes doing the labor and getting dirty? Not buying it.

Apr 09, 2014


Mar 19, 2014

A great movie. Watching the first about 30 to 45 minutes was hard, seemingly not important, but cogent to the movie and to the miracle that changed Angus in one moment. Just when I was ready to stop watching it, the miracle occurred. Faith is indeed as tangible as a potato. The included documentary is also well worth watching..

Mar 08, 2014

Inspiring movie about faith.

mmg2681 Oct 12, 2013

Great movie. It was hard to watch in the beginning, but the family pulled through with faith.

Jul 15, 2013

Well. The first 20 minutes were very difficult for us to watch as it dealt with the poor treatment and low regard white South Africans have for the black South Africans. I was ready to turn it off but decided to sit through to the 30 minute mark. It was worth it. The story this man's struggle to come to terms with his life and find God was interesting. It was a bit in your face at times but over all enjoyable. I am a spiritual being with no religious affiliation so for me it was a story about accepting we have no color in front of God and that treating others as you would be treated goes a long way. Having said this, I was appalled at how women and blacks were depicted in this film. We have many friends from South Africa and they assure us it is this way. Living in fear and surrounded by discrimination it's no wonder people that can afford to leave come to Canada. This film is a brief moment of what it would be like.

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