This film is a journey through my past being raised in the Catholic faith and where I am now at University. This idea of contested identity has always been a huge part of my life. I always took being Catholic for granted, it was always something that I just was because of my parents' wishes, but being at University and having the freedom to make my own choices I found myself relying on outside perspectives to further explore my own personal religious identity.
This film explores both my past and present by going back through the archives on my personal religious history and then speaking to my family and my housemates and how they view not just religion but Catholicism in the present time.
'this side of paradise'
"She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in process of losing or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude."
— F. Scott Fizgerald