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INDEPENDENT LENS: Scenes From a Parish
INDEPENDENT LENS SEASON 9
Aired:
12/29/2009
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Immigration uncovers ethnic tensions that threaten to split a congregation

 


Elvys Guzman, a parishioner at Saint Patrick in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Credit: Lolita Parker, Jr./ITVS

INDEPENDENT LENS

Scenes From a Parish

Aired Tuesday, 12/29 at 10:00 p.m. on CPTV

When a young, irreverent priest arrives at Saint Patrick Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he discovers the unexpected — boiling ethnic tensions in a changing working-class community. Filmed over four years, the program follows the wildly diverse personal stories of Father Paul O’Brien and his unruly flock as they struggle to hold on to faith in the face of desperate circumstances.

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