The 8beats Anthology is a series of short films by different Christian writers and directors brought together by Executive Producer Sam Sorich and Dallas-based Catholic Creatives. Following the example of the late Krzysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed Decalogue films, which explore the Ten Commandments in contemporary society, the 8beats films are about the Beatitudes, which are the recapitulation and fulfillment of the commandments. In his Jesus of Nazareth book, Pope Benedict XVI calls the Beatitudes “the fruit of looking upon the disciples . . . those who have set out to follow Jesus and have become his family.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the Beatitudes “sustain hope in the midst of tribulations” and “proclaim the blessings and rewards already secured, however dimly, for Christ’s disciples” (CCC 1717).

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