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Women of Faith

Why do women stay in the Catholic Church today?
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Nuns are people, too...

Overview

Genre
Religion, Contemporary Issues, Anthropology, Lifestyle, and Politics
Synopsis

As the Catholic Church continues to play a role in a number of controversial areas of modern life, the nun in her habit stands as a symbol of the Church's positions on everything from abortion to war. In the process, she loses her own identity, her own thoughts and opinions, in the eyes of the rest of us. 'Women of Faith' is a film that seeks to pull back the veil and allow women with intimate knowledge of the Church to speak their minds about everything from homosexuality to women's ordination to the Church's role in Latin America. Interviews include several active and contemplative nuns, a former lesbian nun, and a woman who became an illicit Roman Catholic priest in the face of possible excommunication. Filmmaker Rebecca M. Alvin examines nuns the way she examined sex workers in her 2001 film 'Our Bodies, Our Minds' - letting them speak for themselves.

Stage
finished
Running time
68 minutes

Credits

  • Rebecca Alvin ... Director/Producer/Editor
  • Mark van Bork ... Sound
  • Kristin Chase ... Additional Camera
  • Dave Alvin ... Additional Camera

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Belly Girl Films, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2002 - 2008
Locations
Boston (Jamaica Plain),, Mass.; Harwich, Mass.; Provincetown, Mass.; Washington, D.C.

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Woods Hole Film Festival; Queens International Film Festival
Distribution
Women Make Movies (educational market/TV/theatrical)
Language
English
Subtitles
n/a

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