WNET – New York Public Media Presents:
A Global Documentary Event
Produced and Directed by Thomas Lennon
Music by Edward Bilous
Edited by Nick August-Perna and Maeve O’Boyle
William Baker, Executive Producer
Julie Anderson, Executive Producer
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 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.