THE ISLAND OF THE MONKS

DE TERUGKEER VAN DE MONNIKEN

By Anne Christine GIRADOT

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Documentary - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Religion Today Film Festivla 2016
Best Documentary and Signis Award
Dhaka International Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anne Christine GIRADOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Wilma MANNEE (Nachtzon Media)
    • Synopsis
    • The monastery of Sion, in the Netherlands, has room for 120 monks. But in 2013 there were only eight monks left. They started to think of moving, make a new beginning somewhere else and hopefully attract new men to join their community. And so the idea was born of returning to the island in the north of Holland that bears their name: Schiermonnikoog, that means Island of the Grey Monks. But moving isn’t that easy. These men of prayer were confronted by inner and outer turmoil, doubts and fears. They had to answer the questions: What makes someone a monk and why are they here?
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