LIFE ISSUES (Complete Series)

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Filmed on locations around the world

This series features Seven documentaries filmed by Hallel on locations around the world. The programs offer images, and sounds of war in the Middle East and Central America, faces of refugees hungry for bread and love, unknown heroes from America in Korea and Thailand, the ravages of strip-mining in Appalachia, gestures of joyful celebration and a spiritual portrait of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The result is not just another series of talking heads but compelling documentaries on contemporary topics with striking visual impact. These real-life portraits will enrich viewers as well as provide common experiences for group discussion.
NOT BY BREAD ALONE:
Filmed in 1979 Thailand, this program focuses on the plight of millions of refugees that continues to trouble the world today. The result makes vividly clear the lonely life of a refugee who suffers not only starvation and disease but also a hunger for human dignity.
A HOLY PLACE
In a world that questions whether or not real commitment is possible today, this video shows the work of a young lay missioner in a children’s home in 1980 Korea and of a missionary priest in the slums of 1983 Bangkok, Thailand. It concerns the universal call of all Christians to serve others and promote the sacredness of life.
INHERIT THE LAND
This video reports on the struggles and injustices facing rural Americans whose homelands are being ravaged by the strip-mining of large coal companies. The program raises questions concerning the right of a community to control its natural resources and preserve a healthy environment.
HAND TO HAND
In our complicated and busy lives, how important is it for us to accept God’s invitation to share with others at His table ? Can we express ourselves as we are — fully and totally — in prayer, in singing, in celebration ? This two-part video, showing the participation of deaf children in the celebration of the Mass and a comic parable inviting all to “come to the banquet,” provides a unique way of understanding celebration and community.
PRECIOUS LOVE
Filmed just before she received her 1979 Nobel Peace Price, this documentary provides an intimate encounter with Mother Teresa as she ministers to Calcutta’s “poorest of the poor,” then meets with future Missionaries of Charity to share her spiritual vision.
SEED TIME OF PEACE
This program documents the horrors of war experienced in 1979 Nicaragua and 1982 Lebanon. The desperation and hopelessness of people whose loved ones have been killed, whose homes have been destroyed is vividly depicted.

HAND TO HAND

HOLY PLACE

NOT BY BREAD ALONE

INHERIT THE LAND

PRECIOUS LOVE

SEED TIME OF PEACE