Religion

  • 3 min.

    01 Morocco: Why do you Live?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain

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  • 29 min.

    Holy Face

    Bodasinki, Maciej & Dokowicz, Leszeck & Gorny, Grzegorz, 2006

    The Rector of the Shrine, Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, OFM, Cap., describes the story of Fr. Donato da Bomba regarding the arrival of the Holy Face in Manoppello in 1506 through a mysterious pilgrim to the Church of San Nicola.

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  • 55 min.

    My Genius Brother Harry

    Roy Dames, 2013

    A call about the imminent closure of its ancient church is the reason for Roy Dames discovery that the death of his brother in 1974 is not a finished story, but a tucked away past.

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  • 58 min.

    Tears of an Afghan Warlord

    Pascale Bourgaux, 2011

    The documentary Tears of an Afghan Warlord gives a unique insight in the influence of the Taliban on the people of Afghanistan. The story is set in the village Dasht-e Qaleh, deep down in rural Afghanistan.

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  • 56 min.

    3 Years, 3 months, 3 days

    Franik, Nicolas & Lazarev, Anouchka, 2011

    Didier has a great life, but somehow he feels that something had always been missing for him to be truly happy. In his view, there is only one possible solution: remove himself from the world and go on what Tibetan Buddhists call the Three Year Retreat.

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  • 49 min.

    Hijacking the Arab Spring

    Redouani, Kamal, 2012

    For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood was an outlawed organization, marginalized and persecuted. Today, along with the Salafists and other Muslim groups, they are the principal winners of the Arab revolutions.

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  • 60 min.

    Diary of a Mountain Priest

    Saverioni, Stefano, 2008

    Father Filippo Lanci is a young and restless spirit. With his unconventional ideas about the catholic faith and the religous art he makes he was implicitly punished by the church leaders and placed far from urban regions.

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  • 52 min.

    Daughters of the Nile

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1982

    Although premiered in 1982, the film hasn't lost any of its current interest. The lives of women in Egypt can be very limiting, with all aspects of their existence spelled out by tradition and the teachings of the Koran.

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  • 50 min.

    Child of the Commune

    Perizonius, Maroesja, 2004

    The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! - Louise Hart

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  • 68 min.

    Ave Maria

    Brakel, Nouchka van, 2006

    A must see for anyone interested in religion, Ave Maria is a celebration of the most important woman in Christianity. 2000 Years after the death of her son Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary still has the ability to inspire comfort to milions of people.

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  • 48 min.

    The cult of a Suicide Bomber III

    Toolis, Kevin, 2007

    As suicide bombers become increasingly active in Western countries and have a huge impact on normal day life such as the 7/7 London subway bombings, new questions and concerns rise.

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  • 54 min.

    A philosopher for all seasons

    Brunner, Benny, 1991

    This is a tribute to a famous scholar and controversial Israeli icon. Armed with a sharp mind and a strong opinion, an 88 year old Yeshayahu Leibowitz creates passionate monologues about the separation of state and religion.

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  • 75 min.

    An island calling

    Goldson, Annie, 2008

    This award winning documentary uses the murders of John Scott, Head of Fijis Red Cross, and his gay partner to examine Fijis history over the past 50 years.

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  • 59 min.

    The cult of a suicide bomber II

    Toolis, Kevin, 2008

    In this vital film by director Kevin Toolis, CIA veteran and author Robert Baer discovers how the phenomenon of suicide bombing has spread and changed the role of women in the Middle East, and crucially tells us how this threat can be defeated.

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  • 29 min.

    The Holy Face

    Bodasinki, Maciej & Dokowicz, Leszeck & Gorny, Grzegorz, 2006

    Relics have always intrigued many Roman Catholics. One particular relic representing the face of Jesus, is known as the Veil of Veronica.

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  • 53 min.

    Merchants of Miracles

    Remiche, Gilles, 2006

    The popularity of the American style born again Christianity in the Congo has proven to be an intriguing topic by film director Gilles Remiche.

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  • 50 min.

    Bollywood Blues

    Shamman, Rish, 2009

    Like many young Dutch Hindus, Monique is caught between two totally different cultures. Monique wants to break free from the rigid Hindu values but at the same time, she doesnt want to disappoint her parents.

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  • 135 min.

    Waco the rules of engagement

    Gazecki, William, 1997

    Na 51 dagen onder vuur te hebben gelegen vatte het gebouw van de controversiele leider David Koresh en zijn volgelingen vlam en gingen hun levens ook in vlammen op. Wat er precies gebeurd is in Waco Texas blijft een mysterie.

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  • 82 min.

    The Blood of My Brother

    Berends, Andrew, 2005

    Andrew Berends presents a moving story of Ibrahim and his family in Najaf, a town 160 km south of Baghdad, Iraq. The family is dealing with the death of his brother, Ra'ad, killed by American gunfire in late 2003.

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  • 70 min.

    On a Tightrope

    Lom, Petr, 2007

    The Chinese province of Xinjiang holds a large Uyghur population. Four children are interviewed who live in the state orphanage and who want to master the ancient Uyghur skill of tightrope walking.

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  • 52 min.

    Unveiled views

    Sotorra Clua, Alba, 2008

    In Unveiled Views, five remarkable women talk about the lives and rights of women in islamic countries.

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  • 50 min.

    Daddy is a martyr

    Mohr, Daisy, 2008

    Daddy is a Martyr offers a unique view into the lives of members of Hezbollah Shiite Muslim community. This documentary is an intimate portrait of the family of Ibrahim Mouazzi, a Hezbollah guerrilla fighter who died in 2006 in the Lebanon war.

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  • 65 min.

    Deacon of Death

    Berg, Jan van den, 2004

    The audience is introduced to Sok Chea, a victim of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 70s, as she confronts Karoby, the man she remembers killing her family and others in their village when she was a child.

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  • 50 min.

    Juggernaut

    Das, Rob, 2003

    India is an extremely spiritual nation. Hinduism accounts for 81% (ref.) of the country's religion - that is, almost 900 milion people. The Karthigai Deepam chariot festival is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year.

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  • 67 min.

    In my father's house

    Ouazzani, Fatima Jebli, 1997

    In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriage customs and the continuing importance of virginity.

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  • 54 min.

    That Paradise Will Be Mine

    Beernink, Merel, 2005

    Winner of numerous awards, this documentary follows the day-to-day lives of three young Caucasian women in Europe who have converted to Islam.

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