Mother Fortress

Film Info

Film Year: 2019

Film Duration: 78 min

Country: Italy


Maria Luisa Forenza

Film Category

Mother Agnes, along with monks, nuns from France, Belgium, Portugal, Lebanon, Chile, Venezuela, Colorado-USA (some of them former journalists), faces the effects of the war in Syria on her monastery, located at the foot of the mountains on the border with Lebanon where ISIS insidiously hides. Despite being itself the target of attacks, the monastery welcomes orphans, widows, refugees (Christians and Sunnis), victims of a fratricidal war that has produced chaos and devastation. By organizing a convoy of ambulances and trucks, travelling along roads controlled by ISIS snipers, as for a material and spiritual journey Mother Agnes pursues the daring mission of providing humanitarian aid (food, clothes, medicine) to the Syrians trapped in the country. This film was shot in Syria in the midst of one of the most violent conflicts in decades. It is an exploration of the human condition in times of war, a ‘love storywith final destination where the secret of the film gets revealed …