Although Liz Scott, our archivist and my co-instructor for the course, and I followed the development of the film since our return from Selma in mid-October, the students have been the directors, producers and editors.
The experience of traveling to Alabama, meeting the people of the Edmundite mission and the Alabamians they served was powerful.
We also toured current day facilities that serve the poor, the disabled, and the elderly. Our visit to the children's hospital at the City of Saint Jude was especially moving.
Our hosts in Selma, the Edmundite mission folk and their friends, worked hard to introduce us to the joys, challenges and amazing need that exists there today.
We all came back with a renewed sense of the need and our responsibility to those who do are less fortunate. I am personally grateful for the opportunity to get to know my students in this course and to work with Liz, Meghan, Victoria and Father Steve.