Released in 1998, “Down In The Delta” is a riveting story about the struggles within a family. It deals with issues that range from substance abuse and the havoc it reeks on the addict and their loved ones, a child with autism and the guilt that sometimes attaches itself to a parent who feels helpless, Alzheimer’s Disease and the fears it invokes on the spirit of family, but most of all it shows how real love and sincere faith are the strongest of bonds that hold a family together.
The most touching part of this story is the tale of “Nathan“, a sterling silver candle holder that has been passed down over the generations. The climax of this heartwarming story is when the mother who struggles to overcome substance abuse discovers why “Nathan” was the name given to this family treasure.
I won’t spoil the secret, I’ll let you watch it for yourself to see if you’ll feel the same breathtaking emotions I felt when I learned the truth about “Nathan“.
“Down In The Delta” is not a black story, it’s a family story that people from all cultures will be able to identify with. It stars the fabulous, Alfre Woodard, the witty Loretta Divine, the charismatic and late Al Freeman Jr, the eloquent and classy Mary Alice, and last but certainly not least, the sometimes infamous, but extremely talented, Welsey Snipes.
TV One aired it tonight, but it’s been on BET and other cable channels over the years. It’s one that you’d be proud to watch with your entire family. In some parts it can be a real tear jerker. If you want something different than what is being pummeled at our spirits through the major networks, purchase “Down In The Delta” on DVD and make it one that you watch once a year to remind yourself and your loved ones what family is truly all about.
“Believe” by the group “Sunday” from “Down in the Delta”
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPW_27F8Jg8
This is Author, G. D. Grace, telling it like “T I IS”
God’s joy to all
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