Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Maria Full of Grace

The Women's Project of Churches of Christ for 2004-2008 connects us with our partner church in Columbia, South America. "Movies with a Message" will show Maria Full of Grace, the story of one young woman’s journey from a small town in Columbia to New York City, to help us better understand the situation our brothers and sisters face in Columbia. A discussion will follow.

In the film, the offer to leave her job ripping thorns off roses in a factory to "travel" – become a "drug mule"-- leads 17-year-old Maria into the dangerous world of drug trafficking. This HBO Movie (rated R), directed by Joshua Marsten, presents determination and grace in the face of both hope and tragedy. Catalina Sandino Moreno was nominated in 2005 for the Best Actress Oscar award. The movie won the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.

Venue: Churches of Christ Theological College
Sponsored by: Churches of Christ Theological College and Churches of Christ Social Justice Network
Movies with a Message meets monthly on the third Friday. Future showings:
20 October "Australian Rules," 17 November "Joyeaux Noel."