Eric Liddell was under intense pressure to follow public opinion. He was seen as a national hero, and was the pride and joy of Scotland. The whole country was eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the competition and bring home the Olympic gold in the 100-meter race.
When Eric announces that he won't race on Sunday due to religious convictions, public opinion of him shifts dramatically. He is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. Watch how Eric Liddell's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II.
- 30 minutes
- Part of the Torchlighters series
- Covers the story of Eric Liddell
- Recommended for ages 8 to 12
- 2008 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival Platinum Award
- 2009 ICVM Silver Crown Award for Best Series
- 2009 ICVM Silver Crown Award for Best Children's Film
- 2009 ICVM Silver Crown Award for Best Youth Film