Shooting Dogs

04/05/2018 4:43 pm

The Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter sees us focus on the movie 'Shooting Dogs' about the Rwandan Genocide from 2005 as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates it to the day's Gospel reading.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Shooting Dogs (2005)

"There's a sense of the priest communicating as a good shepherd - an Easter theme - interpretting the Gospels, his decision to stay to be with the people and to lay down his life with his friends. The final celebration of the Eucharist echoes of the Last Supper, and his final homily and his words... If I'm preparing a seminar on priest Christ figures, this is near the top of the list and John Hurt is wonderful in the role."

You can listen to the review using the SoundCloud embedded player above. Use the downwards pointing arrow icon on the player to download.

Fr Peter's Review

Review: Shooting Dogs 362.77 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.