Sister Rose’s Passion Directed by Oren Jacoby, 2004
An example of how one person can change the world" - The New York Times
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary SISTER ROSE’S PASSION tells the inspirational story of a most unlikely activist who has made the battle against anti-Semitism her life’s work.
This poignant, must-see film chronicles the life story of Sister Rose Thering, a gutsy Dominican nun who had the courage, the toughness, and the passion to resist the status quo and push for what she believed was right. Sister Rose’s work had a direct bearing on the historic Vatican II Council that reformed the Catholic Church’s position on Jews and Judaism, and it is her spirit of resistance that shines throughout this documentary as she continues her energetic crusade amidst the swirl of controversy that surrounded Mel Gibson’s blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ.
With SISTER ROSE’S PASSION, award-winning filmmaker Oren Jacoby has created an exceptional portrait revealing “how one person can change the world” (The New York Times), keenly capturing Sister Rose’s determination and unprecedented sense of right and wrong.
Sister Rose at the Tribeca Film Festival; Outtakes; Discussion with Sister Rose; Oren Jacoby on The Charlie Rose Show; Filmmaker Statement; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection