The small town of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina has become a source of wonder and mystery after six children claimed to have witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1981. Now, millions of people have made pilgrimages to the town to see for themselves. Though skeptics believe the visions to be a hoax, and the Catholic Church has not endorsed the apparitions, many who travel there describe a sense of peace or calm that they have never experienced before.
In the new film “Apparition Hill,” seven strangers — a young mother with stage 4 cancer, two atheists, a man suffering from ALS, a drug addict and former felon, a father of nine, and a woman questioning her faith — travel to Medjugorje investigate the truth. Will they discover a modern miracle or will they find another hoax. Watch an exclusive trailer from the film below.
The film is directed by Sean Bloomfield. He has previously directed two other faith-based documentaries. The first is “The Triumph,” which also examined the miracles and wonders of Medjugorje, and the second is “If Only We Had Listened,” about a young Rwandan woman who saw a vision of God that prophesied an impending disaster.
“Apparition Hill” opens in New York theaters this Friday, November 25.