It’s not too often you come across a nature film from a Creationist perspective.
When I learned about The Riot and the Dance, I expected it to be the “Christian” version of a Disney Nature film. I was wrong. Soooo wrong. What I found instead was a witty documentary that explores both the flaws and the beauty in nature.
The film is told from the perspective of Dr. Gordon Wilson, a scientist who’s recieved a lot of criticism for being a Bible-believing Creationist. Unlike other documentaries from a young-earth Creationist perspective, however, this documentary doesn’t spend any time discussing theories and arguments. Instead, it follows the journey of Dr. Wilson as he traverses across the world examining the profound life that God has created. While the narrator spends most of his time explaining with a tone of wonder (and humor) the beauty of the world around him, he doesn’t fail to notice the effects of the fall on God’s creation. After all, Romans 8:22 says that “the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”
Overall, the goal of the film is to help viewers appreciate God more by appreciating His creation more. While it drags at times and the soundtrack doesn’t fit too well, I think it the documentary definitely fulfills its purpose.
It’s worth checking out!