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National Geographic: In God's Name
     

National Geographic: In God's Name

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For millennia, questions about the existence and nature of God have prevailed across sociocultural barriers, leading to radically different interpretations and belief systems. The presence of many diverse faiths in the 21st century, in turn, seems to demand peaceful and harmonious co-existence even as each religion offers its own unique insights into the spiritual

Overview

For millennia, questions about the existence and nature of God have prevailed across sociocultural barriers, leading to radically different interpretations and belief systems. The presence of many diverse faiths in the 21st century, in turn, seems to demand peaceful and harmonious co-existence even as each religion offers its own unique insights into the spiritual realm, theism, the nature of happiness, and the purpose of life's journey. In an effort to tap into the messages of religious leaders from many different backgrounds, French documentarists Jules and Gedeon set out to film twelve of these representatives offering their thoughts on the said issues, as filtered through their respective belief systems - with surprising and consistently illuminating results. Interviewees include Buddhist Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso; Catholic church head Pope Benedict XVI; Russian patriarch Alexy ll; Shiite Muslim leader Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah; Lutheran bishop Rev. Mark S. Hanson; Jingu Daiguji of the Shinto Michihisa Kitashirakawa; Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger; Southern Baptist Convention president Frank S. Page; Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Imam Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi; Jathedar Sri Akal Takht, Supreme Sikh Authority Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti; Hindu leader Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi); and Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/16/2008
UPC:
0727994753131
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
53,695

Special Features

Closed Caption; Conversations with spiritual leaders

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Gedeon Naudet Director,Executive Producer
Jules Naudet Director,Executive Producer
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Paul Barrois Producer
Pappas. Basil Editor,Producer
Atticus Brady Editor,Producer
Kevin Dean Editor,Producer
Mark Koops Executive Producer
Nancy Kramer Producer
Virginie Luc Executive Producer
Peter Schweitzer Producer
Mead Stone Editor,Producer
Michael Vele Editor,Producer
John Warrin Score Composer
Dave Warrin Score Composer
Susan Zirinsky Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: In God's Name
1. Introduction [6:54]
2. Like Any Other Morning [4:37]
3. First Light [3:57]
4. The Calling [5:22]
5. Early Morning [3:17]
6. The Presence of God [3:03]
7. The Sacrifices Made [7:09]
8. Late Morning [6:19]
9. Doubting God [2:45]
10. Midday [4:41]
11. Finding Faith [14:40]
12. Motherhood in Everyone [5:19]
13. Testing Faith [4:43]
14. Late Afternoon [3:50]
15. Twilight [3:52]
16. The Meaning of Life [5:57]
17. A Prayer for Mankind [2:46]
18. End Credits [3:26]
1. The Childhood and the Calling [12:02]
2. The Presence of God [4:15]
3. Doubting God [3:42]
4. What Do You Miss That You Can Not Do Anymore? [3:39]
5. Perfect Happiness [2:27]
6. Finding Faith [3:09]
7. What Would You Ask God? [1:16]
8. The Meaning of Life [10:07]
9. The Meaning of Death [3:24]
10. War and Fanaticism [8:49]
11. What Is Worth Fighting for and Dying for? [4:16]
12. The Future of Our World [5:03]
13. Call All Religions Co-Exist? [6:49]
14. A Message to Mankind [6:33]

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National Geographic: In God's Name 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent partial portrait of various world faiths through the lives of leaders within each. The common threads of belief, peace, non-violence, respect and love are strongly woven throughout.