TCC Films: To The Arctic

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To The Arctic movie

To The Arctic is a documentary to watch on your own, or with young children. Only forty minutes long, it takes audiences into previously unseen regions of the arctic and tells the story of a polar bear mother and her willingness to protect her cubs. Visually stunning, the film emphasizes the beauty and wonder of Creation and the importance of conserving resources without frightening small children. More on Pinterest. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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TCC Films: The Street Stops Here

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the street stops here

The nation’s best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley Sr., coaches at St. Anthony’s, an inner-city Catholic high school in Jersey City. Read the rest of Anna Keating’s recommendation and watch the trailer after the jump:

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TCC Films: Born into Brothels

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Born into Brothels In 2005 Born into Brothels won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film tells the story of eight children, growing up in Calcutta’s Red Light District. The filmmakers gave the children cameras and taught them how to take photos in order to document their lives and bring attention to the plight of prostitutes and trafficked women in India.  The children are, of course, a delight. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Given the Pope’s recent comments about human trafficking being one of the greatest human right’s issues of our day, we highly recommend this film. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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Misc: One man’s path to the priesthood

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In Slate, Katy Waldman tells the story of how bestselling author and Jesuit priest, James Martin, left behind the fast passed world of business and joined the Society of Jesus after watching a documentary about Thomas Merton and then reading Merton’s autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain. Read the whole story of Fr. James Martin’s second act here: One man’s path to the priesthood. Then read his wonderful book, Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints.

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