Attacks on statues of Columbus are nothing new.
Infamous for the killings of African Americans, the Klu Klux Klan also spilled hatred upon Latinos, Italians and Catholics. In a thorough examination of the life and legacy of Columbus, this Knights of Columbus film depicts the Great Explorer’s remarkable genius as well as his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ. The origins of Columbus Day, the
symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, and their steadfast faith in the face of bias and hatred spanning for more than a century are explored through expert interviews and archival footage.
Responding with facts and boldness, the film debunks the revisionist historians and exposes their motives behind the falsehoods that have fueled the recent crimes of hate and destruction of Columbus statues.
“Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus” shows Columbus, more than ever, is worthy of admiration, a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American.