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Thomas Merton in Merton: A Film Biography

Merton: A Film Biography

1984 NR

Prolific writer and philosopher Thomas Merton's work has had a lasting impact on society, inspiring debate over still-relevant social and religious concerns (such as war and faith) for decades. This biography examines the trajectory of Merton's life, which included a 27-year-stint as a Trappist monk and a vocal opposition to war. Features interviews with singer Joan Baez, the Dalai Lama, publishing magnate Robert Giroux, and others.