About the Films
|Mother Teresa (1986) This powerful and inspiring film is considered the definitive portrait of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa. Shot on the run over a period of 5 years in 10 countries on 4 continents, this award winning film follows Mother Teresa into the world’s most troubled spots. From the war in Beirut to Guatemala under siege, from the devastated streets of Calcutta to the ghettoes of the South Bronx, the film is an experience of the way Mother Teresa transcends all political, religious and social barriers with her works of love.
|Mother Teresa: The Legacy (2004) is the dramatic story of Mother Teresa’s last day, her sudden death and her moving state funeral which was attended by the poor, the powerful and the rich from around the world. At the heart of this film and, for the first time, we see and hear Mother Teresa reveal her simple but profound spirituality that, put into action, transcended religious, political and cultural boundaries and enabled her to open 500 homes for the poor in over 124 countries. The film includes intimate and never-before-seen footage of Mother Teresa’s private burial. But it is Mother’s words, finally, that reveal why she has captivated the hearts and admiration of the world.
“In Mother Teresa’s smile, movements and words, Jesus once again walked the roads of the world like the Good Samaritan.”
Pope John Paul II
OF MOTHER TERESA’S DEATH
“Much more than I, much more than all of us, she is the United Nations. She is Peace in this world.”
Javier Perez de Cuellar
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
“TWO THUMBS UP! WONDERFUL . . . ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING.”
Siskel & Ebert & The Movies
Mother Teresa: The Legacy “MARVELOUS . . . BRILLIANT.
It successfully moves the spirit and lifts the soul.”
Daniel Ruth, Chicago Sun Times
“ENOUGH TO CHARM A CYNIC . . .
One of those films that make you pleased to be a human being.”
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
1987 U.S. Emmy for Best Directing
1987 U.S. Emmy for Best Editing
1987 Soviet Peace Committee Prize
1987 Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival
1987 The Christopher Award
1987 American Video Award, Best Documentary
1986 Boston Film Critics Award
1988 Georgian Patriarch Golden Cross of St. Nino (U.S.S.R.)
1988 U.S.S.R. Grand Prix, Best Documentary
International Film Festivals
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
15th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MOSCOW
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TORONTO, FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS
DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
FESTIVAL DE POPOLI, FLORENCE, ITALY
FESTIVAL DES FILLES DE VUES, QUEBEC
AMERICAN FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL DE CINE CUBANO, HAVANA
GOLDEN FLEECE AWARDS, GEORGIA, U.S.S.R.