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This short tells the story of Joseph Damien de Beuster (1840-89), the Belgian priest known as Father Damien, who worked for many years among the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Written by
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Carey Wilson short received an Oscar-nomination for Best Short and takes a look at the life of Father Damien, a Belgian priest who began work as a missionary in Hawaii. On his first day there he got involved with a man with leprosy and soon the villagers were frightened of him. The only exception were the people he was helping but soon the priest found himself with the disease. This short really plays out as a tribute to the man as his story is giving loving detail and every scene jumps off the screen like the director begging you to see the importance of this man. I had never heard of him before watching this but it certainly seemed like he lived a rather amazing, if somewhat short, life. The direction by Miller is pretty good as is the screenplay even though it gets a tad bit over-dramatic at times. Tom Neal does a fine job in the role of the priest.
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