Mormon missionaries’ escape portrayed in new movie “Freetown”
In 1990, eight elders and their driver squeezed into a small sedan for a harrowing journey from Monrovia to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where they hoped to serve out their missions in safety.
I was delighted to talk to Garrett Batty, the co-writer, director, and co-producer of Freetown, about the story behind the movie.
RNS: How did you find out about the missionaries’ story?
Batty: I read a short article posted on lds.org that mentioned these missionaries in Liberia and the faith that they had.