SACRED - Spirituality Hosted by Fred Craden
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Mon, Jun 26, 2017 7:30 PM Postponed
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Thu, Aug 17, 2017 7:30 PM Event Date Passed



August 17 at 7:30PM

More than 40 filmmakers travelled the globe to witness religious celebrations and interview diverse people for this profound exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions.

Directed by Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by more than 40 filmmaking teams in more than 25 countries, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions, in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all. From a Buddhist monk’s 1,000-day circumnavigation of a mountain in Japan, and Hasidic Jews’ ecstatic celebrations in Uman, to Angola Prison inmates finding God, and Malagasy turning of the bones to commemorate their dead, this breathtaking film is at once deeply personal yet universally human. (USA/Botswana/Canada/China/Egypt/Ethiopia/France/Haiti/India/Israel/Japan/Kenya/Lebanon/Madagascar/Myanmar/Nepal/Netherlands/Pakistan/Peru/Philippines/Poland/Russia/Saudi Arabia/Sierra Leone/Spain/Ukraine, 2016, 87 min., R, Several Languages with English subtitles | Dir. Thomas Lennon)