In the 80s, Father Carl brought peace and education to a volatile region of the Philippines but was assassinated by one of his closest students. Now, his family travels back to the scene of the crime where they discover a shocking ongoing crisis.

Director’s Statement

It has been over 30 years since my great uncle, Father Carl, was brutally assassinated in the Philippines; however, for my entire family, the memory is all too fresh. As a child, I grew up hearing many stories of Father Carl’s amazing deeds.

Although robbed of the chance to meet him, he is someone I will always look up to.

When I started interviewing my family members about Father Carl, I was shocked at how much of the mystery behind his assassination remains unresolved. I realized it was my duty as a family member and a filmmaker to uncover the truth.

While making this documentary, I hope to continue his mission of advocacy for the people of Mindanao and restore honor to his legacy.

Story Outline

Act 1

> The 1988 Assassination

> Father Carl’s background

> Early years in the Philippines

> Corrupt murder trial

Act 2

> Modern crisis in Mindanao

> Plot twist

> Government Corruption

Act 3

> US Involvement

> Investigating blockage of sainthood

> Call to action

Project Timeline


Film in U.S.

Interview Father Carl’s colleagues, Philippines experts, and environmental experts.

Post-Vaccine 2021

Film in Philippines

Travel to Mindanao witb ICHRP charity organization for their August event, interview locals, track down the assassin.

Winter 2021


Spring 2022

Distribute Online

Impact Tour

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