At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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