Martyred monks film nabs second prize & Ecumenical Prize at Cannes festival “Of Gods and Men” Des hommes et des Dieux

At the Cannes Film Festival, the 2010 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to:Of Gods & Menby Xavier Beauvois (France, 2010)This movie of great artistic value benefits from a remarkable group of actors and follows the daily rhythm of work and liturgy. It depicts the sacrifice of the monks of Tibhirine(Algeria 1996) choosing to maintain their peaceful presence despite surrounding violence. The deep humanity of the monks, their respect for Islam and their generosity towards their village … [Read more...]


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