Ain't No Mountain High Enough: How Racism was Abolished, Unity was Achieved and Adversity was Overcome in Disney's Remember the Titans


Matthew 17:20

 “You don’t have enough faith”, Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

 Disney's film Remember the Titans takes place in 1971 and is based on a true story. The movie takes place in a town of Alexandria, in Virginia, in which the town heavily deals with racism. At this point in history, the schools were being integrated and everyone was upset about having to attend school with people from other racial backgrounds. The movie tells a story of a high school football team and their journey of dealing with racism, learning unity and overcoming adversity. 
The themes that Disney uses throughout this movie, racism, unity and overcoming adversity, can be linked to different Biblical principles found in the Holy Bible. Disney allows the lessons that some of their characters learn, to represent different lessons that Christians learn throughout their walk of faith.
Just like in the song "Ain't no Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye, which is a song featured in this movie, Remember the Titans shows that through faith, all things can be possible for those who believe and apply themselves.


** None of these pictures are my own. I retrieved them from the web.  

Gabrielle Boone
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Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (The Very Best of Marvin Gaye)