When Madalena’s mother died, she left behind a story abouta mysterious secret located somewhere in their little hometownof Fatima, Portugal. Madalena thinks the secret isabout a great white bird, whose discovery would save her family by giving new life to her bird-watcher father, who is lost in grief. She sets out on a search, along with her little brother Tomas and a boy and girl whose true identities are unknown to her. In the adventure that ensues, Madalena must grapple with issues of friendship, betrayal, love and faith. And in the end, the secret she uncovers will change her life.
On the Sanctuary at Cova da Iria, I came across a group of 250 South Koreans who had come to Portugal with one only goal – to visit Fatima. Not Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais! That’s when I realized the real significance of Fatima worldwide. It occurred to me that in three years time, the centenary of the apparitions was going to take place and Pope Francis, one of the greatest and most inspirational people of our time would be there to lead the celebrations.
There and then I’d decided that I had to do something to mark that magic place. There are lots of books. Too much merchandise. But not a single religious movie exploring faith and carrying a simple, yet meaningful message. An animated picture for people of all ages and religions, conveying the values that Fatima teaches and which the world needs so much today. Tolerance, respect, peace and friendship. The movie which will not only provide the audience with excellent entertainment, but will also give them reasons for thought and conversations about the role of faith in their live.
Rui Pedro Oliveira, CEO Imaginew
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