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 the many roles faith plays in the human experience. 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.
Following the film will be a discussion featuring the spiritual leaders of the Tri-Faith Initiative: Rabbi Brian Stoller, Rev. Chris Alexander, and Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi. Dr. Maryanne Stevens, Board Chair of Tri-Faith Initiative, will introduce the film and Dr. Paul Williams, University of Nebraska Omaha Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will moderate.