Gardening With Soul

  • Screening Dates: 3rd April, 8 pm  //  10th April, 6 pm
  • Starring: Sister Loyola Galvin
  • Directed by: Jess Feast ('Cowboys and Communists')
  • Running time: 100 minutes
  • Rating: (G) Documentary
  • Language: English

The energetic Sister Loyola Galvin is the subject of this Kiwi documentary, a 90-year-old resident of Island Bay and rigorous tender of the Home of Compassion garden, who shares her insights on faith and agriculture. From Jess Feast, director of Cowboys and Communists.

“Feast has been following Sister Loyola over the last year, charting her journey through the seasons that included her 90th birthday. Through her garden, we begin to understand Loyola’s commitment to nurture all living things, especially those who ‘don’t get a good start’. From her early work as a nurse with sick or stillborn babies, to her role as a nun raising children with disabilities, we see Loyola’s incredible energy and faith in her God carry her through the difficult times.” (New Zealand International Film Festival)