The Mystery of San Nicandro
Catalogue Number: MFM003
Producer: Matter of Fact Media
Subject: Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Religious Studies, Social Studies, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 52
Closed Captions: Yes
A timeless story about identity, family and belonging. At first glance, The Mystery of San Nicandro is a compelling narrative about a messianic southern Italian character that had a mystical vision in the 1920s that resulted in the only mass conversion to Judaism in modern history. But it is much more than that.
This film is the first to document the strange revival of Judaism in the most Catholic country of the world and how North American influence is stoking these flames. This mysterious thread running through the vibrant Italian tapestry will highlight the deep meaning of history, culture, belonging, and identity in the seemingly rootless western world.
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