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We follow the daily activities of Mother Teresa and her nuns, in service to the poor of India and the world. Mother Teresa attends to the basic needs of her nuns and the poor, while at the same time, balances her role as world-recognized leader. Throughout the film, we witness personal and "behind-the-scenes" events, including the blessing ceremony of a nun becoming part of Mother Teresa's "Sisters of the Poor" convent. Written by Anonymous

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28 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Matka Teresa z Kalkuty  »

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Have decided to do nothing but to love poor people
22 February 2008 | by (Yokohama, Japan) – See all my reviews

This documentary film chases the daily activity of the 'Missionaries for Charity', which she started in Calcutta, India. A debilitated man who is on a dirty road of Calcutta is picked up to a stretcher, and is carried by an ambulance to the house of the 'Missionaries for Charity'. There are many simple beds, and sisters in white sari are taking care of the people. Then the old Mother Teresa, with a slight stoop appears. She busily gives orders to the sisters, and she herself changes the diaper of a debilitated boy and wipes his ass.

She boards an international flight in the same attire to found their operations over the world. In the same attire she appears at the award ceremony of the Nobel Prize; meets world leaders; and makes humorous speeches at an American university.

So, how good is the film as a film? This film chases Mother a place after a place. What makes it different from other documentaries? One thing is that from the fact the best scenes are well chosen, I can say they chased Mother so long. But more important is the freshness and strength of the message embedded in the activities themselves of the Mother and her coworkers.

When they opened a new activity in the US, the sponsor of the premises had carpeted the floors. But the Mother and her coworkers removed all of them, saying it is luxury. The carpet will not be an obstacle to take care of people. But, the narration says 'we have decided to do this way'. They simply say they have decided to nothing but to love poor people. I am sure I could receive the message.

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