Catholic filmmaker joins special film screening and panel

Rome-based Catholic filmmaker Robert Duncan took part in a special, public screening of his documentary Faces Among Icons on Sunday at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, followedby a panel discussion about the renewal of Orthodoxy in Russia.

The film, recently released by Catholic News Service (CNS), chronicles the rebirth of the Russian Orthodox Church following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Duncan directed and helped produce the documentary.

Before the start of the film, Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield thanked both Duncan and the Roman Catholic Church for making the film, which is of great interest to Orthodox Christians.

Fr. Chad joined Duncan and third-year Seminarian Priest Christopher Moore for the panel discussion following the film screening. Several members of the general public and seminary community in attendance raised questions about, among other topics, ecumenical dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church, the nature of church-state relations in Russia, and how the Orthodox Church there is addressing social ills.

Listen to the panel discussion in its entirety below.