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Directed by Academy Award-winner Thomas Lennon
“A reminder that for millions of people of faith all over the world, religion is about small but significant moments of hope, affirmation and reflection.” – The New York Times
“A swirling whirlwind of customs, traditions, joy, and agony.” – Entertainment Weekly
“A feast for the eyes.” – VICE
Join us for a post-movie Q&A with Dr. Bill Baker, Executive Producer and Academy Award-winning Director Thomas Lennon.
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as a primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The film’s director commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries — and a wide range of religious traditions — each team contributing a single scene. The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.
Photo: Courtesy of Argot Pictures