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QUESTION OF HABIT
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A QUESTION OF HABIT
 
NY Premiere

Director: Bren Ortega Murphy

United States, 2011, 58min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2011
Category: Documentary
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Cast:  Susan Sarandon
web:  www.questionofhabit.com

synopsis
Google 'nuns' and you'll get over two million images of nuns, all in full habit, toting guns, roller skating and lots of porn. What you won't find are images of real nuns. You won't find an image of Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking) or Sister Carol Keehan (president of Catholic Health Care). Why? Because American pop culture has co-co-opted the image of the nun for Glidden paint ads, pornography or stereotypical characters in films, and in doing so has rendered religious women's history in the United States to kitsch. A Question of Habit sets the record straight. This feature documentary tells the real story of nuns in America and how they were instrumental in the building of this nation.

director
Bren Ortega Murphy has taught numerous communication courses in her 21 years at Loyola University Chicago. Most recently she has taught Ethics and Communication and Issues in Feminism for Women's Studies and Gender Studies. Dr. Murphy co-produced What's goin' on, a radio documentary about high school students and hate speech, with fellow professor Craig Kois. In the past, Dr. Murphy has co-authored texts such as Cultural Hegemony in the United States with Lee Artz, also of Loyola University Chicago.
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