Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Kardec is a 2019 Brazilian drama in which a 19th century Parisian educator becomes a leading figure in the "Spiritism" movement. Based on a true story, the movie addresses spiritual beliefs about the afterlife and the universe that put them in direct conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
"It's 1852 in Paris in KARDEC, and Professor Rivail has chosen to retire from the school where he worked as a beloved teacher after the government decrees that Catholic Church doctrine must be taught. At the same time, Rivail witnesses a fad called "spinning tables" in all the restaurants and public spaces, in which people claim to be in contact with spirits that are causing the tables to move. But his life is forever altered when he attends a session with mediums with important messages to deliver to him about his life, his past life, and what happens when we die. When a medium informs Rivail that he was once a druid named Allan Kardec, he adopts this as his nom de plume while he conducts detailed interviews and rigorous experiments with many claiming to be mediums. His findings lead him to adopting the cause of "spiritism," leading to the publication of The Spirits' Book. This book, and Rivail/Kardec's dissemination of Spiritist ideas, puts him in direct conflict with the Catholic Church, and the Church and its followers begin to fight to repress Spiritism, the "table spinning" fad, and Kardec's books. As he faces these setbacks, Kardec learns from the spirits that while these battles are difficult, the inevitable triumph is worth the struggle." From Common Sense Media.
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