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What remains of a life of struggles?
As the disappearance of their small religious community looms, the Helper Nuns of Quebec are preparing to bequeath what's most their precious to them: years of campaigning for women’s rights, social justice and international solidarity.
Between apprehension about death, outbursts of laughter and meals washed down with wine, these dignified free-sprited women live the meaning of sisterhood to the full. Until the very end.
"In a once omnipotent Quebecois church, they seem to embody an alternative to the type of clericalism scorned by Pope Francis: a documentary with no priest, no bishop, simply nuns in pants and blouses, whom we follow from the National Assembly where one of them is given a medal to the seniors' rooms, which a younger sister visits daily for treatment…"
( Mélinée Le Priol, La Croix, 03/03/2020)