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Award-winning filmmaker Steven Scaffidi and his 24 year-old son, who will assist him in making this film, take a Pilgrimage along with forty-seven youths as they go on a 10 day journey to Medjugorje and document the effects this sacred land has on their lives. This unique story will be told through the eyes of the filmmaker as he goes on a discovery to understand the mystery of Medjugorje and the remarkable effects this famous place has had on so many people from all over the world. This documentary will be distributed worldwide to evidence the powerful effect of the "call of Our Lady" on the young people of America.

Be part of this extraordinary documentary which proves that our young people are the reason we should have hope in America's future. This story is not just another documentary about Medjugorje, but is a journey to discover the power of one of the most sacred and talked about places on earth as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker and his son. This film is not for only the spiritual and religious but for anyone who has an interest in the greater questions about our ultimate purpose in life.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FILMMAKER TO JOURNEY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD FOR A PILGRIMAGE WITH HIS SON AND CLOSE TO FIFTY LOCAL YOUTHS
 
 
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 24, 2011 -  Within days of when Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras, he assembled a film crew, made his way through the impassable countryside, immersed himself among the people of that country and, at his own expense, ultimately told their tale of faith and determination to the world.  The resulting film, The People’s Story, was an Academy Award finalist.
 
In 2006, he took on a cause closer to his own home and heart.  With a determination to give a voice to those suffering and largely neglected in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he got a FEMA trailer, recruited a local hero from Chalmette and traveled to Washington, D.C.- where, against all odds, president George W. Bush welcomed the Louisianans with open arms.  Six years later, Forgotten On The Bayou still plays on national and local TV stations as a poignant testimony to the human spirit in the midst of the unprecedented natural disaster.
 
This Sunday, New Orleans native Steve Scaffidi, joined by his son, will turn his camera toward a new horizon point- one where belief meets doubt in the mind of man.  The Journey is a documentary that will chronicle the impact that a 10 day trip has on modern –day pilgrims traveling to Medjugorje in search of God and His Mother.  Without expectations, but with an open mind, Scaffidi will tackle topics that many shy away from- challenging and questioning his own beliefs along the way.  The project aspires to be an honest study of how the power of faith can change the soul. 
 
With filming already underway, Scaffidi is beginning interviews with The Journey’s participants- who range the spectrum from devout believers to those who have personal doubts about what God’s role is in their lives.
 
The project is a collaborative effort between the MIR Group, who has promoted Medjugorje pilgrimages for over 25 years, and Ghost Rider Pictures www.ghostriderpictures.com.
      
For more information contact:
Mimi Kelly
Phone – 504-849-2570
 
The MIR Group
1 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 744
Metairie, LA 70001
504-849-2570
http://www.themirgroup.org

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