The Story of Father Damien

DVD - 1999
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Drama about a Catholic priest who went to the island in Hawaii where the lepers were exiled - Molokai. There among the outcasts he built a community and gave them dignity. He eventually contracted the disease and died from it.


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JCLJoyceM Oct 03, 2017

Father Damien devotes himself to the leper colony of Molokai. This is an inspiring story of the saint who persevered and served in spite of opposition within the church and government. While skilled makeup shows the ravages of leprosy, the cast includes those who were former patients on the island and bear the scars of the disease.

Feb 11, 2014

Even on a decent-sized computer monitor (e.g. 10 3/4 inches H x 18 3/4 inches W) the closed-captions are so tiny they're barely readable (unless you really want to sit with your head and eyes just a few inches away from the monitor. Seated so close to a computer monitor is a good way to get cancer but hardly worth it the trouble for one movie)

Jul 18, 2012

This was a very good movie.
I don't care who you are or what you believe, this movie will inspire you.


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