The film opens on Hiroshima 1945, where 8 Jesuit priests miraculously survive the atomic bomb without any trace of radiation poisoning and only minor injury. When asked why they think they survived, Father Schiffer’s only answer was ‘we survived because we were living the message of Fatima’.
In 1917, while a generation of men were being sacrificed on the killing fields of World War 1 and the seeds of a bloody revolution were being sowed in Russia, just outside a small town called Fatima in Portugal, three young Shepherd children made an extraordinary claim that they had been visited by a lady from heaven, a lady “brighter than the sun.”
Directed by Ian and Dominic Higgins, the documentary presents the complete story of Fatima with innovative and dramatic reconstructions of the events, interviews with many leading experts on Fatima and rarely seen archival material.
With worldwide and mainstream appeal for both Catholic and non-Catholic audiences Finding Fatima is a beautiful depiction of an event that is as relevant today as it was a hundred years ago.