Please Note: There are brief images of tribal nudity at the beginning of this documentary.
The Sawi were headhunters and cannibals when a young couple named Don and
Carol Richardson arrived in their village carrying their seven-month-old
boy Steve and a message that would change the tribe forever. The year was
1962, and Steve and later, three more children spent their youth among the
Sawi, learning the language and embracing the culture in ways that would
shape the rest of their lives. Their story was immortalized in the
best-selling book Peace Child and a feature film of the same name,
inspiring a new generation to take the gospel to the remaining isolated
tribes of the earth.
Fifty years later, Steve joins his father, Don, and two brothers, Shannon
and Paul, to visit the Sawi village where they grew up. What is the state
of the church they planted among the Sawi? Are the friends they played
with still alive? Will anyone remember the mark their family left on the
tribe? Journey with Steve as he travels to the swamps of Papua, Indonesia,
to introduce you to the Sawi, and explore the impact of the gospel among a
previously unreached people group.
Never The Same: Celebrating 50 Years Since Peace Child - DVD