The saintly Fr. Damien went to the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1800s to work with the lepers confined on the island of Molokai. He died himself a leper after serving for sixteen years. Terence Knapp gives a stunning performance in this one-man television drama of Damien's great compassion for humanity and love of God. Nationally acclaimed, this film won many awards including the prestigious Peabody Award. This is a monologue delivered by Damien as a spirit telling the progress of his own funeral procession. As Damien comments on his last and final journey back to his homeland, he reminisces about his childhood, his ministry in the quarantined leper colony, and his faith in God and humanity. Also available as video vc 2318.
Media ID: 61085
Length: 90 Min.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Level: JH, SH, A
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult