Miracles in Mexico
Follow an amazing group of people from St. Christophers Parish in Marana, AZ as they help to bring a culture of life and hope to the U.S./Mexico border at Nogales. Produced in association with Groody River Films.
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One Border One Body
In the dry, rugged, and sun-scorched terrain where many immigrants lose their lives, bishops, priests and lay people come together each year to celebrate the Eucharist. Like other liturgies, they pray and worship together. Unlike other liturgies, a sixteen-foot iron fence divides this community in half, with one side in Mexico and the other in the United States. One Border, One Body tells the story of a ritual that unites people beyond political constructions which divide them. Amidst a desert of death and a culture of fear, it testifies to God's universal, undivided, and unrestricted love for all people. It speaks of the gift and challenge of Christian faith and the call to feed the world's hunger for peace, justice and reconciliation. More than just another documentary on immigration, this film is a meditation of the Kingdom of God, a globalization of solidarity, and a journey of hope.
The documentary is produced by award winning filmmaker John Carlos Frey and Fr. Daniel Groody, csc of the University of Notre Dame.
Strangers No Longer
This documentary puts contemporary immigration in the context of American history and shows how Churches in the United States are welcoming new members from different cultures and backgrounds.
Strangers no Longer invites us to open our hearts and minds and identify with today's immigrants. It invites us to look into our past and notice the similarities that exist between ourselves and our ancestors when they came to this great land and those who are arriving now. We are made aware of the many global implications that cause people to migrate the the USA, including our need for more workers. It helps us to understand problems that exist with our current immigration system and underlines different solutions and activities that can be undertaken to fix what is broken. It reminds us of our moral responsibility to actively live our faith and our obligation to be a voice of change so that newcomers are strangers no longer.
The documentary is produced by Fr. Daniel Groody, csc in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Groody River Films. The film has Spanish subtitles.
The Invisible Chapel
Award winning filmmaker, John Carlos Frey, together with Fr. Daniel Groody, csc of the University of Notre Dame capture an enduring story of true faith and perseverance pitted against the fear and heated debate on immigration in his latest documentary film entitled, The Invisible Chapel.
For over twenty years a migrant chapel remained invisible to the wealthy residents of a San Diego, California neighborhood. The chapel, made of concrete, tile and wood complete with benches for seating was nestled in a hidden canyon obscured from view by the cover of brushes and trees. Every Sunday parish volunteers provided humanitarian assistance and held a Church service for over one hundred impoverished agricultural, construction and service industry workers from Mexico. Some nearby neighbors, along with the San Diego Minutemen and a San Diego Radio Talk Show host clashed with the mostly undocumented immigrant congregation. The ensuing conflict forced the migrants and volunteers out of their sacred space of twenty years and ultimately caused the destruction of their place of worship.
The documentary is produced by the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the University of Notre Dame and Gatekeeper Productions.