Mary asks, "To what extent can we control destiny?" We meet five people who are struggling to take control of the fates they face. From life and death medical decisions to cheesemaking, they're trying to figure out when it's time to fight and when it's time to surrender.
If you could go back in your past and change one thing, what would it be? Ari Weinberg
writes a letter to his teenaged self with some advice on how and when to come out. Bill Kerr
suffered a major stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body. Once a man of action who could be found dogsledding across the frozen Arctic, Kerr no longer sees value in living. Seventy-five years is enough for him. In this documentary, he considers going off the medication that keeps him alive. Carma Jolly
is having trouble coming to terms with the fact that she has epilepsy. Part of the problem is that she never remembers her seizures because she is always unconscious when they happen. So, she goes in search of what they look and sound like based on the accounts of witnesses.
Following your destiny to become a Catholic priest can be a challenge, especially if you're a woman. But Marie Evans Bouclin
did just that. She tells us about the priesthood for Roman Catholic women.
And finally, Rachel Bauman
is a young Mennonite woman who has found her destiny in cheese. It is rare for women from Bauman's community to work outside the home. But she explains how she believes she is following the path that God has laid out for her through her work as a cheesemaker..