Video Divina

Video Divina 2018-2019 - Holy, Holy, the Holy One: The human journey to Wholeness

This year in his film series, theologian, film scholar, and Associate Pastor of St. Monica’s Parish, Fr. Lloyd Baugh, S.J. looks at films that consider how God, The Holy One, YHWH and the deities of Buddhism, invite their believers to risk undertaking the wonderful and mysterious journey towards the holiness which is wholeness.

This years movies are shown on Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in the Parish Rectory. The dates for this years movies are:
  • 2018: September 21, October 19, November 9, and December 7
  • 2019: January 25, February 22, April 26, and May 17

Video Divina Poster

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Directed by: Mark Dornford-May

South Africa, 2006 - Xhosa with English subtitles

Shot against the backdrop of the violence-riddled Black townships of post-apartheid Cape Town, and with the gospel text enculturated to modern times, Son of Man delivers one indelible impression after another. The conception of her child is announced to a black Mary during a bloody militia attack on a grade school; the angel Gabriel is a precocious child marked with a few white feathers; Jesus insists that the disciples surrender their handguns. In no time at all, the corrupt and violent ruling regime identifies this popular preacher and healer as dangerous, and has him conveniently disappear. A symbolic crucifixion morphs into several representations of a Resurrection that brings peace, hope and social integrity to the people, as the Spirit of this risen Lord moves powerfully among them.