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
dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as
experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the
and crises of private life. The film’s director, Academy
Award winner Thomas
Lennon, commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers
more than 25 countries - and a wide range of religious traditions -
contributing a single scene. The film, sweeping in its global reach,
intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a
work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches,
words at all.
Showtime: 3:30 p.m.
2017, 84 Min.
Director: Thomas Lennon
Zen master Thich Nhat
Hanh proposes a revolutionary approach to
tackle Planet Earth's climate change crisis. “The way out is
in,” he states. “The way
out of climate change is inside each of us.” His invitation
is to stop: to stop
running and to take a good look at what is really going on; to what our
are, on which we base our behaviour, how our thought patterns and our
work, and why we are climatologically in trouble. In silence
we can better
understand ourselves and the earth. The Way Out follows
two young people - a
Brazilian banker and a British activist - during stressful periods in
lives. Will they be able to save the earth –
2018, 60 Min.
a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of
suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come
the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines
patients and himself. The
Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads,
when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the
question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?
second documentary by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Lana Wilson, The Departure is a
poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way
of better understanding how we should live.
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
2017, 87 Min.