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Mother Teresa

What can one person do to make a difference in the world? A lot--especially if that person is Mother Teresa. Yet how did a humble nun serving on the streets of Calcutta become a household name, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a saint? Find out in this movie, starring Olivia Hussey. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 18 Oct 2003
Video Release: 12 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

As Mother Teresa’s charitable efforts become larger and better known, her support staff urge the nun to set up an official organization to better handle the logistics of administration. Why does she resist this suggestion? Is it possible to manage an international relief initiative without bureaucracy? Why does Mother Teresa want to keep the work simple and disorganized?

The English language version of Mother Teresa is 110 minutes long, while the original Italian production was 180 minutes long. Consequently, there are things missing in the telling of Mother Teresa’s story. To learn more about the amazing life of this Nobel Peace Prize recipient, check out this brief biography: http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1979/teresa-bio.html

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