Producer/Director: Martin Doblmeier
Burgundy, France, is home to Taize, an international ecumenical community founded more than six decades ago. Martin Doblmeier, director of the acclaimed film Bonhoeffer, traveled to Taize to capture in this 30-minute documentary the contemplative life and universal message of Taize.
His camera captures the spiritual sharing of this international French community, which emphasizes simplicity of living. The hundred brothers of Taize fulfill that way of life despite being surrounded by thousands of young adults from throughout the world who find their way to Taize each year in a pilgrimage of prayer and reflection.
Brother Roger, founder of the Taize community and winner of The Templeton Price and the Notre Dame Award for International Humanitarian Service, among others, created a community where "kindness of heart would be a matter of practical experience, and where love would be at the heart of all things." His words are reflected in this lovely, contemplative film.
"Taize has become a magnet especially for young people, whose presence at times makes the village look like a sanctified Woodstock." - People Magazine
"Taize is a sign of our hope..." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"Taize: That Little Springtime is like a visual poem." - Religion Teacher's Journal
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