Standing atop the Monte Santo, resolutely facing north is the Convent of Santa Monica. Asia's first and largest convent, the construction of this building was completed in 1627. Once a cloistered convent, it now houses the Institute Mater Dei and Museum of Christian Art (MoCA).
The convent had eleven private chapels of which only three survive today. The filmmaker Dr. Omkar Bhatkar on one of his Goan sojourns came across murals in Santa Monica of which little is known and written. With varied efforts and permissions, he has created this visual theological piece.
*This film is an attempt to document these fading 17th-century murals in a poetic form*, as very little is known about them to be depicted in a documentary format and therefore the film uses handpicked poetry from world literature spanning across time and cultures.
*A Film by Omkar Bhatkar*
*Metamorphosis and SAPP Production*
*Goa Premiere organised by Museum of Christian Art (MoCA)*
The Film will be followed by Q and A with Heta Pandit, Natasha Fernandes and the filmmaker.
*Sunday 31st July 2022*
*4.00 p.m.* at the Church of Santa Monica, Old Goa*
Open to all but prior registration is compulsory. Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp on +91 8308805399
Tea will be served at 4pm.
Guests can take the opportunity to visit the Museum before or after the screening of the film.