SISTERS is a one-hour documentary that takes the audience into the life stories of five American nuns. It is a film about faith and hope, love and death, seen through the eyes of five women who have committed everything to the service of others in the deepest way. Their stories are told in the honest words and actions of the women themselves. They hold nothing back. Each has taken the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and their devotion is revealed principally through service to those in need- the poor, sick, and uneducated. They live and work around us, and yet to many they seem to exist in a world of their own. Out in their everyday existence, in the clothing of ordinary women, these Sisters live lives that are at once profoundly spiritual yet deeply human. How did they come to embrace this extraordinary life and its sacrifices? How do they actually experience the presence of God? What happens when they fall in love? What happens when they experience cruelty and death-the loss of a mother, the random and merciless anguish of a child's cancer? What anchors their faith? Through the vivid stories of these women's lives, the film explores the deepest hopes and yearnings of the human spirit, the risks and rewards of a generous heart. Beautifully produced by three-time Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Robert Gardner, the film is a surprising and moving exploration of a world few of us know.
Back to top