CHOSEN - Custody of the Eyes (DVD)
This coming-of-age documentary film offers an intimate portrait of a young woman considering her call to religious life and becoming a cloistered nun in the Poor Clare Colettine order. The documentary is set in the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois. Director Abbie Reese was granted rare and continued access, beginning in 2005, to conduct oral history interviews with the Poor Clare nuns in Rockford, as well as make photographs and record video footage within their cloistered monastery. This documentary film offers a unique glimpse inside the religious order that began in medieval times and whose members maintain a strict separation from the outside world. The self-scrutinizing video footage forms a portrait of the young postulant as she is in the process of making her religious vows. Running time – 107 minutes.