‘Chosen’: Speaking With Abbie Reese About the Life of a Cloistered Nun

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This past weekend, Abbie Reese’s directorial debut, Chosen (Custody of the Eyes) was screened as a part of the 44th annual Athens International Film and Video Festival, only weeks after being selected as the best documentary film of 2017 at the Sydney World Film Festival.

WOUB’s Emily Votaw sat down with Reese last week to talk about the film, which documents the journey of 29-year-old former blogger and and painter “Heather” in becoming a cloistered, contemplative nun at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Ill.