Articulates a concept of universal humanity. No matter the religion or circumstances, we all have the same desires for peace and connection.
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Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, Sacred immerses the viewer 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’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.

Director Thomas Lennon has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, winning in 2007.

"Mr. Lennon enlisted 40 filmmakers in 25 countries to record scenes large and small, and the results are surprisingly cohesive." (Andy Webster,
New York Times)
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
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Runtime: 86 min
Language: Amharic, Arabic

Director: Thomas Lennon
Producer(s): Julie Anderson, Thomas Lennon, William Baker
One person’s sacred rite can be another’s idea of blasphemy, or mere insanity. Ringing bells and lighting incense to summon the attention of a god, or self-flagellating in a public square; celebrating the divine hand that brought a husband and wife together, or reveling a...