the film retraces the steps of the legendary Father Junipero Serra and Father Fermin Lasuen as they established the elaborate chain of California Missions. As the film tours the histroical 21 missions it examine the history and events that made each and everyone a unique and dramatic drama and adventure. The resolve of the early Franciscan Padres to christianize the native Americans of 18th century California not only developed in to controversy, but resulted in the birth of some of America's greatest cities. Written by
David J. Adams
These historic Missions beautifully define the California of today while recapturing the spirit of it's legendary past
Did You Know?
The re-creation scenes of Father Serra leading his holy crusade was a filmed in 1975 for a college documentary about mission San Juan Capistrano. The actor playing Father Serra was the director this film, R.J. Adams. See more
The four priests walking thru the garden of Mission San Luis Rey and referred to as Franciscans are actually Dominicans. See more