Father Damien (1999)

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  • Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Alternative


Biographical feature. The true story of Father Damien, a young Belgian Catholic missionary, who worked tirelessly in Hawaii in the 19th century aiding the occupants of a leper colony on the island of Molokai. His views and ideas became well-known, to the extent that on a visit to the mainland of Honolulu which stirred up attention from the press among others, much to the chagrin of those in higher authority, Damien was informed that he could not return to Honolulu. He was destined to spend the rest of his life trying to improve conditions for the sufferers in the colony on Molokai, eventually contracting leprosy himself.

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