BAND OF SISTERS
Back by popular demand!
Mary Fishman in person!
- BAND OF SISTERS
- 2012, Mary Fishman, USA, 88 min.
The work of two nuns outside a Chicago-area deportation center serves as an introduction to the tumultuous and engaged world of American Catholic nuns in the fifty years following Vatican II. From sheltered “daughters of the church” once swathed in medieval dress to activists on the front lines of causes for social justice, BAND OF SISTERS follows the journey of these religious women in their work for civil rights, immigration, and a host of other causes. Becoming increasingly relevant and visible in aid of the poor and disenfranchised, the sisters now increasingly find themselves on a collision course with the conservative elements in their own church. HDCAM video. (BS)
Director Mary Fishman will be present for audience discussion on Saturday (7:45 pm show only), Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
On Saturday at 7:45 and on Sunday, Mary will be joined by Sisters Carol Coston, OP and Nancy Sylvester, IHM.
On Wednesday, Mary will be joined by Sisters Pat Murphy, RSM and JoAnn Persch, RSM.