Category: feature
Director: Pasquale Scimeca
Country: Italy
Year: 2015
Length: 90'
Production Status: completed


The film is the story of Biagio's personal journey to becoming a righteous man. "People were dying on the street, there was fear in their faces and in everything, and the only God was money...". So Biagio leaves Palermo and lives in the mountains as a hermit, in perfect solitude. Here he is reconciled to himself and with nature. He starts to seek God and finds Him through St. Francis. Biagio returns to Palermo and stops at the train station, to take care of the homeless, feeding them, dressing them, healing them, calling them "brothers". A new journey begins. He occupies an abandoned building and founds the Mission of Hope and Charity, to an outpouring of solidarity. The mission grows and so does the number of its residents.

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