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Molokai:
The Story of Father Damien

Art Throb -
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 20, 1999


'Quest for Dignity' Focuses on Leprosy -
Star Bulletin, July 1, 1998


All for Damien -
Star-Bulletin, July 2, 1998


'Father Damien' film crew visits historic Honolulu -
Star Bulletin, August 18, 1998


Damien film made in Hawaii is halted in court -
Star-Bulletin, January 14, 1999


Leprosy, Damien and Kalaupapa -
Maui Time, September 13, 1999
:
"Father Damien, Australian actor David Wenham, elected to stay below, though, remaining
with the patients and in character for the length of the production. Wenham, who’d appeared
in films such as The Boys and Dark City, but was not well-known, was selected for his
'non-household-name' status to allow for the transparency and identification a relatively
unknown actor would bring to the starring role."


'Damien' debuts on Molokai -
Star Bulletin, September 22, 1999


Molokai Movie Premiere -
Star Bulletin, September 22, 1999


The Petrol in his Engine -
Australian Catholics, Autumn 1999


Emotions Run High -
MX, May 31, 2002
:
"Wenham became emotional as he remembered a friend in the film, who has since died of the
disease. With tears in his eyes, he stopped, composed himself and tried to press on several
times before the subject was finally changed.... The mood switched to laughter be when Wenham,
who has a part in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, described J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece
as 'a road trip with a ring'."

The Madness of Molokai -
Inside Film, June 2002






In Person -
Empire Magazine, August 2002


Heavenly Creature -
Filmink, June 2002


Burying Diver Dan -
The Sydney Morning Herald, June 11, 2002


Act of Faith -
The Sydney Morning Herald, June 14, 2002


Film: Molokai -
Sunday Online (NineMSN), June 16, 2002
:
David Wenham: "He was a simple man who had a faith that was so strong that it allowed him to achieve
incredible things against enormous odds and to help so many people in doing so."

When Wenham Went to Heaven -
Urban Cinefile, June 20, 2002


Win for Good Guys -
The Daily Telegraph, June 20, 2002


David Wenham: 'In this job you can't plot a career.' -
The Advertiser, June 22, 2002


Fr Damien role is 'uplifting' -
Catholic Weekly, June 30, 2002


Hope Penetrates Hell -
The Herald Sun, July 22, 2002


Molokai Cocktail -
The Courier Mail, August 3, 2002


Leper Colony Sojourn a Career Highlight -
City News, August 8, 2002
:
"With a smile on his face Wenham recalled the time he spent living on the little Hawaiian island of Molokai
researching his role as a priest in Paul Cox's film of the same name. 'It's such a fabulous little community,' Wenham said."

High Diver -
Brisbane News, August 12, 2002


The joy of heaven, the pain of death -
The Age, July 25, 2007

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