God's Daughters [Knocking on Vatican's Door] presents an intimate portrait of two Catholic women priests, ordained and living their priesthood in defiance of the Vatican. They are part of a growing movement asking the Vatican to recognize women priests and embrace the 21st Century.
Since the recent election of Pope Francis, this movement and its demands have been the object of an increased interest - not only from the Christian communities around the world, but also by various organizations fighting for gender equality, inclusiveness and recognition of the roles of women in our societies. The answer from the institutional Catholic Church is to excommunicate women priests automatically as well as the persons conferring or trying to confer an ordination.
Luc Novovitch, the filmmaker, was granted complete access to film their daily lives and duties, resulting in a documentary presenting a human and unvarnished vision of the lives and struggles of these women who fight to be accepted as priests by the Vatican.
Their actions go beyond the apparent religious goal to encompass gender equality, fairness of access to various positions regardless of gender, race or sexual preferences, acceptance of married priests, acceptance of same-sex marriage and many contemporary topics that the Vatican ignores or represses.