We went to see a short presentation about a new film being made about this great saint: “Kolbe’s Passion”, I believe it will be called. It featured a short clip of his experiences in the starvation bunker.
Most of us know how St. Maximillian Kolbe died: he took the place of a man condemned to a starvation bunker, and the man survived Auschwitz while St Maximillian Kolbe did not.
This is more of a critique of the presentation, rather than that of the movie itself.
We assume there is much more to the film, but unfortunately the presenters spent most of their time pointing out their needs (cameras, flights to Poland, housing, etc.) and very little time describing the plot of the movie itself. We were left with the impression that it focused mainly on the activities in the starvation bunker….but then why the need to film in Poland? Any studio in the U.S. would suffice. I am sure there is a reason, but it never was made clear. To be honest, we should have asked that question at the time.
The promoters are young Catholics and I admire their enthusiasm…it was inspirational, to say the least. Sadly, I think this was a missed opportunity, since potential investors are going to be looking for more details than what were presented here.
One other thing we noted at this presentation…..people in their 30’s comprised the bulk of the audience. It was great to see so many young people so enthusiastically behind this movie. Unfortunately, we did not see many older people likely to have “deep pockets” for the financing required.
Help get the word out and perhaps find someone to host a presentation.
Fortunately, there is a link to get further information that you can find here.
We truly hope this movie will get made, but hope that they will take this advice and do a better job presenting this project to future investors.