FINALIST - KCET's Fine Cut Festival of Films | HONORABLE MENTION - SPLICE Film Fest
Women in the Priesthood • Christian & Catholic Studies • Social Movements • Religion and Spirituality • LGBTQ+ • Short Documentaries • Women & Gender Studies
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 7 minutes | Language: English with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: AnaMichele Morejon | Producer: AnaMichele Morejon
THE FORBIDDEN CALL is a short documentary that follows Diane Whalen, a wife, mother, and spiritual director who is Catholic to her core. After 30 years in her local parish with increasingly narrow and restrictive ideology, Diane discerns a call — to become a priest in a renewed, more inclusive vision of the Church. With stark opposition from the Vatican, she risks losing the only faith community she has ever known. Change in the Catholic Church is long overdue, but Diane's ministry is one step in the right direction.