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.
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.