Behind the Veil: Nuns

This feature documentary records the turbulent history and remarkable achievements of women in religion, from pre-Christian Celtic communities to the radical sisters of the 1980s. The history of nuns mirrors that of all women - in what we are taught about the past, women are almost invisible. Although today's one million nuns outnumber priests two to one, they still struggle to be heard by the all-male Roman Catholic hierarchy from which they are excluded. In Behind the Veil: Nuns, contemporary nuns speak candidly of their lives, their challenges, and their predecessors.

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Film Credits

director
Margaret Wescott
producer
Signe Johansson
script
Gloria Demers
narrator
Gloria Demers
cinematography
Susan Trow
sound
Ingrid Cusiel
editing
Rosemarie Shapley
Margaret Wescott
Donna Read
sound editing
Jackie Newell
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Diane Le Floc'h
music
Maribeth Solomon
Micky Erbe

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