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Attn: Members of the catholic press, religion beat reporters and journalists who have covered the story of the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha
Salt + Light will be producing an original and timely documentary on the life of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American woman to be canonized by the Catholic Church. The production will be launched in time for her canonization taking place at the Vatican this fall. The release is below.
A trailer will be released later this spring. Please call or email us should you require more information or to speak with Salt + Light’s production team.
Christopher Ketelaars


Salt + Light announces production of original documentary
on soon-to-be Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

TORONTO, January 18, 2012 – Salt + Light Television is in the process of producing an original documentary on the life of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American woman to be canonized by the Catholic Church. The documentary is being filmed in various locations across Canada and the United States. It will be released at the time of her canonization in the fall of 2012.

“Kateri is a great role model, source of pride, inspiration and strength for many people throughout the world,” said Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. “The story of this young native woman is as relevant today as it was in her time. We need holy, courageous role models like Kateri who truly embody what the first evangelization and the new evangelization are all about.”

This is not the first time that Salt + Light has fast-tracked the production of an eagerly-awaiting and timely religious documentary. In 2009, Salt and Light produced a moving documentary on Saint André of Montreal in both languages in less than 12 months.  In 2004, Salt and Light prepared the official documentary on the life of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, in time for her canonization in May 2004.

The documentary on St. Kateri will be available for sale on the Salt + Light web store and at select religious bookstores. For additional information or updates, or to learn more about Salt + Light, visit saltandlighttv.org.

Media contact:
Daniel Torchia, 416-275-2151, dtorchia@saltandlighttv.org
Christopher Ketelaars, 416-892-1729, cketelaars@saltandlighttv.org


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