Band of Sisters (2014)

Band of Sisters
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords Catholic, Chicago, christianity, church, Illinois, immigrant, immigration, inspirational, nun, religion, social issues, social justice, women
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ines Sommer Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Gina Wilkinson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Pat Fishman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Bill Glader Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Bernadine Colish Editor n/a 172 7000001
Drew Weir Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000002
Benjamin Steger Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Miriam Cutler Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Mary Fishman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mary Fishman Director n/a 2 2000001
Miriam Therese MacGillis Actor Herself - Dominican Sister 1 1000004
Joann Persch Actor Herself - Sister Of Mercy 1 1000003
Pat Murphy Actor Herself - Sister Of Mercy 1 1000002
Carol Coston Actor Herself - Dominican Sister 1 1000005
Margaret Brennan Actor Herself - IHM Sister 1 1000006
Kathleen Desautels Actor Herself - Sister Of Providence 1 1000009
Yolanda Tarango Actor Herself - Sister Of Charity 1 1000008
Theresa Kane Actor Herself - Sister Of Mercy 1 1000007
Nancy Sylvester Actor Herself - IHM Sister 1 1000001
Synopsis
Two nuns advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees and deportees in and around a Chicago-area deportation center. It is 50 years since Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council to let a little fresh air into the church, and most Catholic nuns in the U.S. have never looked back. Fascinating scenes of convent life prior to Vatican II contrast with those of nuns in the tumultuous and exciting years after the Council, when sisters became engaged with the great social movements of our day. In the face of obstacles and threats cast by government agencies, the military, and the hierarchy of their own church, the forward-thinking U.S. nuns are on a mission of love, and it appears that nothing can stop them.