Salt+Light doc wins international award

By  Natalie Guadagnoli, The Catholic Register
  • October 29, 2006

TORONTO - Salt + Light Television’s Opus Dei: Decoding God’s Work took the best TV documentary award at the Religion Today Festival in Trento, Italy, Oct. 14.

Opus Dei: Decoding God’s Work was among 120 submissions. The documentary explores the history and significance of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, and his work. It examines the myths and distortions of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code from a Catholic perspective. The film features interviews with Opus Dei leaders worldwide, as well as Vatican affairs expert John Allen, Catholic commentator and Catholic Register columnist Michael Higgins and Cardinal Francis George of Chicago among others.

“This film was made as a response to the many distortions and misunderstandings spread by The Da Vinci Code phenomenon; I am glad we were able to tell the world about the real Opus Dei,” said David Naglieri, co-producer of the documentary.

“Through St. Josemaria, our film is but another envelope carrying the message of Jesus Christ to more people and more people every day,” added co-producer Marc Boudignon.

Salt+ Light Television airs Opus Dei: Decoding God’s Work Nov. 14 and 18 at 9 p.m. (ET).

Also to air Nov. 1 and 4 at 9 p.m. (ET) is Saints: Gospel Artists, directed by Gillian Kantor. The documentary follows a group of university students on a pilgrimage to Italy visiting towns, homes and churches of several Catholic saints. The film is filled with fascinating stories and testimonies of how the lives of saints have affected the lives of these young people.

To purchase a DVD copy of either of these documentaries visit the Salt+Light web site at Salt+Light Television is a Canadian Catholic television network available on digital channels across Canada.

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