Sermon of the Serpent

In southern West Virginia, Pastor Mack Wolford leads one of the few remaining snake handling churches in the United States. Mack was a child when he lost his father to a rattlesnake bite during a church service, yet his family remains deeply tied to the faith. This 15-minute documentary takes an atmospheric storytelling approach to illustrate the faith, beauty and sacrifice of Pastor Wolford's beliefs. The preacher is fully aware of the dangers of handling venomous snakes, but he and his family are willing to stake their lives on their beliefs.

Screens in Shorts Program 5: About a Man