How far is heaven / a film by Christopher Pryor & Miriam Smith.

"The Sisters of Compassion have lived in the remote village of Jerusalem / Hiruharama on the Whanganui River in New Zealand for 120 years. Today, only three nuns remain - their legacy on the river is coming to an end. This is a complex world of powerful dualities; Maori & Christian spiritua...

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Main Author: Shearer, Rachel (Composer)
Other Authors: Shortall, Anna Maria, Cosgrove, Sue, Murphy, Margaret Mary
Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
Language:English
Published: [New Zealand] : River Pictures, [2012]
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Summary:"The Sisters of Compassion have lived in the remote village of Jerusalem / Hiruharama on the Whanganui River in New Zealand for 120 years. Today, only three nuns remain - their legacy on the river is coming to an end. This is a complex world of powerful dualities; Maori & Christian spirituality, parties & prayers, pig hunting and perfume appreciation... Over the course of a year, the film follows the journey of Sister Margaret Mary, the newest Sister to Jerusalem, who is a regular volunteer at the local school. Through an intimate, observational gaze, the film is captivated by the spellbinding personalities of the local kids, whose humour and unique philosophies transcend the harsher realities of life. Throughout all seasons, the Sisters' daily practice of compassion engages with the traditions of local Maori. Together they must learn to navigate life's heartbreak and joy. Filmmakers Christopher Pryor & Miriam Smith lived and filmed in Jerusalem for a year, gaining privileged insight into this special world."--Publisher description.
Item Description:Originally released as a documentary film in 2012.
"Deer Heart Films in association with The New Zealand Film Commission, CreativeNZ ’Independent Film Maker Fund’ and Wanganui District Council present a film by Christopher Pryor & Miriam Smith"--Container.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm
Format:DVD ; encoded for all regions ; PAL.
Audience:M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Offensive language.
Awards:Winner, Best Documentary Cinematography, NZ Film Awards, 2012.
Production Credits:Music by Rachel Shearer.
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