This is a portrait of Nate, the head chef of the soup kitchen at the Church of the Advocate in North Philly. Nate cooks for nearly 150 people a day. But to him, his job means more than simply feeding people. This short documentary follows Nate preparing lunch, but it also delves deeper, exploring why he feels the need to do this job and how his past experiences helped drive him back to the church.
A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans — Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim — preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders, The Calling follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. This four-hour special event explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.