Explores the story of three children who claimed to have witnessed visitations of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, 1917. It shows the journey that they went on and how their courage and belief changed the face of Portugal.
A stylistically innovative account of the true story of Fatima. Filmed over 3 years with interviews with leading members of the WAF and the Fatima shrine, the documentary explores the facts around the "miracle of the sun" and gives an unbiased account of what happened. The events that happened in Fatima in 1917 hinged around the faith of three children who witnessed visitations of the Virgin Mary, which culminated in what has been described as the greatest miracle of the 20th century, a miracle that was witnessed by over 70,000 people and a miracle that was prophesized by the three children. The sequence of events that transcribed have had an impact that resonated across the globe, and nowhere felt the force of the impact more than in the village of Fatima, Portugal. Written by
Jay Sutherland, who plays Father Schiffer in the film, was originally asked to provide narration only for timing purposes; but the directors liked his performance so much, that they asked him to return to record narration for the final film. See more »
I have been lucky enough to see an advanced screening of the film, and i am happy to report that this is the best film that i have ever seen about the Fatima subject. it is a doc/drama that gives an unbiased, in depth look at the Fatima miracle. Visually the film is stunning, with special effects sequences that you would expect from a Hollywood blockbuster, the clever use of interviews, which are like a quirky cast of characters, who keep you engaged throughout the whole 90 minutes, are put together in a way that gives the film a fast and interesting pace. although this is a Catholic story, my husband came to the screening who isn't religious and he loved it as much as me, and i found that we were debating it days after the screening. definitely definitely definitely a must see!
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