Winner 1978



The struggles of a young priest to overcome bureaucracy, both lay and clerical, and provide medical, material, and spiritual sustenance to a colony of lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai is presented in the powerful documentary, Damien. The story of the life of the legendary Joseph deVeuster, known to the world as Father Damien, has been exceptionally well-translated to the television medium by KHET, Honolulu, and for this, a Peabody Award.