SMU to show ‘Outcasts’


Saint Mary’s University will host a public pre-screening of a new, acclaimed documentary by Grassroots Films, “Outcasts,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in the Page Theatre. The viewing will be followed by a question-and-answer period with Clifford Azize, the director and editor. The documentary travels around the world, asking, “Who do we deem as outcasts?” View what happens when a group of religious men (the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal) decide they will join them. Admission is free.

Follow the cameras of Grassroots Films, the award-winning producers of “The Human Experience” and “Child 31,” on an unexpected journey across the globe. Travel to the prisons of Central America, walk the dark city streets of London, New York, and Ireland’s most treacherous neighborhoods. Step beyond your comfort zone and into the lives of our modern-day outcasts. This documentary is unrated, but deemed for mature audiences.

The trailer may be seen at  The pre-screening is co-sponsored by the Saint Mary’s office of the associate vice president of academic affairs; the dean of arts and humanities; the departments of theology, philosophy, and theater; the general education program; the Office of Campus Ministry; and Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary.


 About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its schools of graduate and professional programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at


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