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Weaving Life (DVD)

Weaving Life (DVD)

Product Code: 9654
ISBN: 9780836196542
Binding Information: DVD

Publication Date: 10/19/2012
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Weaving Life will air on ABC television stations from Oct. 21 – Dec. 16, 2012. Click here to find station listings.

American Dan Terry and his family spent forty years devoted to the people, the culture, and the landscapes of Afghanistan. Tragically, in August 2010, Dan was among ten humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan.

Weaving Life tells of the way Dan wove relationships, joy, partnership, and understanding into his work in Afghanistan. Listen to stories about how Dan and his family confronted assumptions, discarded platitudes, and relentlessly pursued authentic relationships.

Eastern Mennonite University film students, intrigued by Dan’s commitment and humility, embarked on their own journey to understand the story. Through interviews, Dan’s photography, and their own artwork and video journals, the students discover the startling power of sustained commitment and what Dan called “fierce” love.

Dan’s story is told by longtime friends Jonathan Larson and Daniel Taylor, his daughter, Anneli Terry, and his wife, Seija Terry. Also featuring Dr. Lisa Schirch, longtime peacebuilder in Afghanistan. For more information on the making of this documentary, visit

Jonathan Larson shares more captivating and inspiring stories from Dan Terry’s life, in the book, Making Friends among the Taliban: A Peacemaker’s Journey in Afghanistan, available here.

Download a study guide for Weaving Life here.

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"Dan Terry impacted my life unlike any other person I’ve encountered. For nearly three years in the early 1970s we lived and worked together in Afghanistan as young volunteers. Weaving Life gives a glimpse of the mystery, joy, free spirit, sense of wonder and love of Afghanistan that marked Dan’s extraordinary life."
—Richard (Rick) Yoder, co-author of Development to a Different Drummer: Anabaptist/Mennonite Experiences and Perspectives

"Weaving Life captures the imagination by inviting viewers into a real-time experience of transformation. Through its vibrant rendition of the life (and death) of an expatriate in Afghanistan, the documentary portrays how the deepest exchanges occur between very diverse people. As an evocative depiction of visual and oral imagery, this work of art memorably imprints itself on our souls and helps define who we all are as humans."
—Dr. Carolyn Stauffer, professor who spent 17 years in Middle East

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