The Narrow Path

The Narrow Path
A film by Gerard Straub
Running Time: 108 Min. © 2007

The Narrow Path

The Narrow Path

 

From his own hermitage in New Mexico, as well as in his retreats, lectures, and interview statements in the midst of his peace demonstrations, Father John Dear, SJ, presents and interprets the words and witness of the nonviolent Jesus in the midst of escalating violence around the world. John’s statements expressing his deeply held and courageously lived out religious convictions, as well as equally compelling statements from other Christian peacemakers like Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, plus some of the more political visuals disturb and challenge viewers at many levels. John makes us hear and see what we would rather not. This film engages us emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and behaviorally. It invites us to feel and empathize more broadly, to think more critically, to pray more faithfully, and to act more courageously.