A Jesuit fully “inculturated” within the indigenous communities of Mexico. a couple in difficulty seeking to reopen their future, a Jesuit scholastic promoting Hip-Hop, Kung-Fu as a path to spirituality. These are just a few of the themes of the many short films submitted in the film contest launched jointly last year by the IAJU (the International Association of Jesuit Universities) and the Communications Department of the General Curia in Rome.
In recent weeks, our website has featured the winning films of the five main prizes. The Grand Prize, awarded to a touching portrait of a nun, headmistress of a school in Beirut, who tries by all means possible to restore confidence and joy to her pupils after the terrible explosion in the harbour of that city already wounded in many other ways. Then the winners in each of the four categories linked to the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus: Showing the way to God, Walking with the Excluded, Journeying with Youth, and Caring for our Common Home.