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  • BLASPHEMY AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    BLASPHEMY AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    What is more important: freedom of opinion or respect for religions? Artists, film-makers and cartoonists take a stance on blasphemy. Blasphemy: a highly contentious subject at a time when religions are gaining importance around the world, when they are becoming a political issue and can incite terror and violence. From the fatwa against Salman Rushdie to the terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the debate about blasphemy has intensified. What is more important? Freedom of expression […]

  • ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, 60 AD

    ST PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, 60 AD

    In 60 AD, Paul the Apostle survived a shipwreck. The location of the wreck was the subject of much controversy until, 2000 years later, a diver discovered an ancient anchor off the coast of Malta… Thirty years after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle and 275 men astonishingly survived their ship being wrecked in a violent storm on their journey to Rome. About 2000 years later, a Maltese scuba diver discovers an ancient Roman anchor with the Egyptian gods […]

  • LUTHER’S CRIME

    LUTHER’S CRIME

    2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his Ninety-Five Theses to the doors of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, Germany. Join us on a journey back to the mysterious events that took place 500 years ago! When Martin Luther protested to his superiors against the sale of indulgences in 1517 by publishing his sensational Ninety-Five Theses, he was just an unimportant monk in Germany, where both geopolitically and economically he was on the margins of world events. […]

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  • POPES

    POPES

    Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared recognised saints on April 27, 2014. How did their work influence the current Pope Francis? In December 2013, Time Magazine elected Pope Francis as Person of the Year: “This man has the power to change the world.” Only two other popes have graced the cover of Time Magazine as Person of the Year: John XXIII and John Paul II. Francis would have been inconceivable without John and John Paul. To […]

  • URBAN PRAYERS – THE REINVENTION OF RELIGION IN THE CITY

    URBAN PRAYERS – THE REINVENTION OF RELIGION IN THE CITY

    A film about the connection between urban living and spiritual faith, focusing on the cities of Lagos, Istanbul and Berlin. New religious movements are flourishing, globally and across all religions. They are increasingly gaining ground in the major cities. For a long time cities were considered to be largely religion-free zones. But this assumption is no longer tenable. Religion is being reinvented in the city. Being a believer is no longer old-fashioned and conservative. Being a believer is now hip; […]

  • YOGA – THE ART OF LIVING

    YOGA – THE ART OF LIVING

    A journey into the heart of yoga. People of every cultural and religious background, age and ability practice yoga. Modern “lifestyle yoga” which is very popular in the West is generally limited to the physical asanas, while the original yoga teachings, which are more than 4,000 years old, combine physical and spiritual exercises into one holistic concept. This is the focus of our documentary: the source of yoga, far removed from modern commercial excesses. We accompany a group of Western […]

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  • THE THREE MAGI

    THE THREE MAGI

    In the story of the Nativity they are the most fairy-tale like characters of all: The Magi, the Three Wise Men from the East. In the 3rd century, a comprehensive legend formed around them, their number, the fact that they are kings and – in the 6th century – even their names: Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world was built in their honour: Cologne Cathedral. Legend has it that their bones rest here […]