The life and times of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh offers a unique glimpse at fifty years of American history as seen through the eyes of one man who chose the role of priest above all else. Educator, civil rights champion, adviser to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian, and activist, Hesburgh was called on by many to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. Through it all, he remained a man armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit, and an unyielding moral compass.
Who was this man of the cloth who became a man of the world? How could he serve so many throughout the world yet at the same time remain one of the most effective university presidents of the 20th century? And how was he able to live a life of such deep religious conviction while also embracing, celebrating, and even defending the different beliefs of those around him?
"Hesburgh", a feature-length documentary film from award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley, will examine the challenges and triumphs of one of the most influential priests in American history.