Monumental, a documentary by Kirk Cameron, releases on DVD on July 4. Cameron makes his debut as a producer and director in this film that traces the roots and history of the United States. Monumental had a one-night national theatrical release in 550 theaters on March 27, 2012 and ended up grossing $1.23 million. It also remained in select theaters for several weeks after its opening. “Tens of thousands of families, thousands of churches, hundreds of organizations, and many devoted individuals have turned this small budget project into a monumental success,” says Cameron. “This is just the beginning. People are turning a movie into a movement by calling our nation back to its powerful spiritual heritage of faith and freedom.”
The documentary follows Cameron as he journeys to England and Holland to trace the nation’s earliest European settlers. His journey ends with a visit to the lesser-known landmark of the Pilgrim Monument in Plymouth. According to Cameron, this journey back in time is life-changing. Further resources, including a 40-day family devotional, an educational plan and a gift book, can be found on the film’s official website.
Cameron explains how this film gets to the root of what what’s ailing the soul of the nation, “It’s the richest, freest nation the world has ever seen. Everyone wants to live here. But as I look around, I’m left with a sinking feeling that America is losing her way. Big time. The soul of our country is sick, and history shows me we are headed for disaster if we don’t change course now. Here’s my hunch: Could it be that we have simply forgotten what made us such a great nation in the first place?”
Cameron was a former child star of the popular 80’s TV series Growing Pains. He has become one of the more prominent Christian actors in Hollywood since becoming a born-again Christian at the age of 17 on the set of Growing Pains. He also starred in the 2008 Christian-themed drama film Fireproof.
For more information, visit Monumental‘s official website here.
Watch the video of Kirk Cameron’s testimony