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Br. Joseph and the Grotto (DVD)
Brother Joseph and the Grotto tells the “true fairy tale” of Brother Joseph Zoettl, the tiny Bavarian hunchback monk who built Ave Maria Grotto, a miniature city of recycled materials in the Alabama woods of Saint Bernard Abbey. Brother Joseph had a stepmother, took a long journey, got a new name, conducted a superhuman feat, lived in the woods, was “protected” by a godmother, and more – all features of classic fairy tales. This documentary is thus framed as one and constructed of interviews, reenactments, voluminous archival footage and storybook illustrations.