OF GODS AND MEN

OF GODS AND MEN

Production Credits:

Director, Writer: Xavier Beauvois / Producer: Pascal Caucheteux,

Film Length:

120 minutes

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Description:

(In French, with English subtitles)

“Of Gods and Men” explores the spiritual anatomy of a community of Christians whose love is tested by imminent violence.

Taking its name from Psalm 82 (“I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High,' but you will die like mere mortals"), the film recounts the 1996 Tibhirine massacre, in which seven French Cistercian monks, living in a monastery in Algeria, find themselves caught in conflict between Algeria's government and the Armed Islamic Group.

As the country is plunged into civil war, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbors, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists.

Winner of 3 awards at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Original title: Des Hommes et des Dieux

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There will be a talkback after the showing with Lorna Johnston of Outreach Canada.

Show Times:

  • Saturday January 19 7:00 pm

    Screening duration:

    135 minutes

    Location:

    Ballroom A