This is the story of peacemaker Dan Terry, who spent 40 years devoted to the people of Afghanistan until he was tragically assassinated in 2010.
American Dan Terry and his family spent 40 years devoted to the people, the culture, and the landscapes of Afghanistan. Tragically, in August 2010, Dan was among 10 humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan. Weaving Life tells how Dan wove relationships, joy, partnership, and understanding into his work in Afghanistan. Dan and his family confronted assumptions, discard 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.
Director: Jenn Orantes, Courtney Ryan
Starring: Matthew Hunsberger, Elias Kehr, Isaac Shelly, Austin Showalter, Kaitlyn Troyer