DIRECTOR & SOME PARTICIPANTS PRESENT.
Trapped by their convictions, by a world in crisis, hoping things won’t get worse before they get better, 12 not-so-angry men and women, persons of the cloth whose Twin Cities followers number into faithful thousands from rainbow pulpits and traditional, wanting conflict resolution (maybe not right away), they embark in this film on the age-old trek to Jerusalem early last year for a close ear to the ground on Middle East problems.
The trip is not political but an act of ecumenism from major Twin Cities Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Unitarian religious leaders in an experiment exploring new possibilities for peace. With the blessing of interfaith outreach and funding, these senior clergy of very diverse and divisive traditions that once seemed unsolvable, have returned to test the fruits of their experiences and insights with their respective congregations for the possibilities of renewed Middle East peace. The result is Footsteps, a Journey in Faith. The film captures tense moments with Palestinians, a threat of kidnappings, conscience-stricken clerics questioning their motives in this quixotic adventure. narrated by Lou Bellamy. Camera, editing by J.J.Garven.
USA • 2007 • 62 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: DENNIS MAHONEY