Last night Anna and I watched The Call of the Entrepreneur. It’s a documentary film that uses the story of three entrepreneurs to explore the religious and societal contribution of those who risk their savings, farm and life. After the film we had a spirited discussion. Anna felt a little jilted that it was devoid of women examples. She also wondered at who the film was intended?
I suggested that the film has a wide but also narrow focus. The wide focus is on those who find themselves in a plethora of disciplines with untapped ideas. The film seeks to encourage them to take risk, that there is a calling, a holy calling, to put the creative process intrinsic to each one of us into action.
The narrow focus is on the clergy. This comes out the Acton Institute’s primary focus of leading economic seminars for seminarians.
Sirico has surveyed the land well. The film is a great platform for conversation that has profound implications for the development of our world going forward.