Abigail Disney’s directorial debut, The Armor of Light, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far-right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether pro-gun is consistent with pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long—time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.

Along the way, Rev. Schenck meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida. McBath, also a Christian, decides to work with Schenck even though she is pro-choice. Lucy is on a harrowing journey of her own, trying to make sense of her devastating loss while using her grief to effect some viable and effective political action.

The Armor of Light follows these unlikely allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak, and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens.

Kathleen Hughes, Abigail Disney