The Morning Blend


Beautifully Broken

Posted at 10:00 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 10:00:59-04

Beautifully Broken is an inspiring true story of hope that follows three fathers. As they fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation. Filmed on location in South Africa and Louisiana, the film boasts an impressive ensemble cast and the title song is performed by three different artists (pop star Plumb, Grammy®-winning country artist John Berry, and acclaimed gospel singer CeCe Winans.)

Randy Hartley is the film’s executive producer. He was a successful financial planner near Nashville who appeared to have it all when he first met William Mwizerwa, a Rwandan businessman who lost everything escaping his country during the mass genocide in the 1990s. Mwizerwa lost his parents and most members of his extended family. He spent years fighting to get his wife and children to America. Hartley and Mwizerwa connected immediately at a Cub Scout meeting for their first-grade sons. Mwizerwa was the founder of Legacy Mission Village in Nashville, assisting other refugees integrating into Middle Tennessee. Hartley and his wife had been sponsoring a child from Rwanda, Umuhoza, who was the same age as their middle daughter, Andrea, and also her childhood pen pal. But the two had something even more important in common — they both would do anything to save their daughters.