Search Results in Religion

Travel from a church in Dublin, Ireland, Pampanga, in the Philippines, where devout believers seek salvation by enduring crucifixion.as we attempt to decode the powerful symbolism of the crucifixion and the Christian fascination with physical suffering.Film Duration: 46 min .
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The history of Hell begins with the story of a negative near-death experience, in which a man thinks he went to Hell after being declared clinically dead and before resuscitation. Following Lucifer's trail from cave paintings in France circa 6,000 BC to current portrayals in popular culture, this 2-...
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Theologian Dr Robert Beckford investigates amazing parallels to the Christ story in other faiths, some of them predating Christianity by thousands of years. The Hindu god, Krishna, was conceived by a virgin and his birth was attended by angels, wise men and shepherds. Buddha was also the result of a...
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American director Edward A. Burger takes us on his unforgettable journey into the hidden lives of China's forgotten Zen Buddhist hermit tradition.Amongst White Clouds is a look at the lives of zealot students, gaunt ascetics and wise masters living in isolated hermitages dotting the peaks and valley...
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An intimate documentary about Julia Pimsleur's attempt to reconnect with her only brother, Marc, a born again Christian who spent ten years living with his spiritual family on a remote island in Alaska.
Directed by Alex Gibney, Going Clear is a feature documentary that caused quite a stir when it was released earlier this year (2015). It instantly received widespread praise from movie critics and was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning three, which included Best Documentary.The film itself div...
Since the End of World War II, the People of Tanna, a remote island in the south Pacific in the archipelago of Vanuatu, idolize an American prophet. His name is John Frum. (Supposed picture of John)The islanders believe he is an American pilot that returned to the United States after the war, and wi...
The legendary battle between the over-grown Philistine warrior Goliath and the humble shepherd boy David is an archetype which has resonance well beyond the Old Testament account. Whenever a lower division football club thwarts a premier squad in a giant-slaying encounter it is celebrated as a 'Davi...
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The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet.For others, it is a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Koran probes the he...
This documentary looks at the tragic death of 913 men, women and children who lived in a religious compound in the jungles of Guyana, South America, and investigates leader Jim Jones and his message of brotherhood and social justice.Jonestown was the informal name for the “Peoples Temple Agric...
Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial is an award winning NOVA documentary on the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, which concentrated on the question of whether or not intelligent design could be viewed as science and taught in school science class. It aired in on PBS in Novembe...
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The Buddha. The history of Buddhism is the story of one man’s spiritual journey to Enlightenment, and of the teachings and ways of living that developed from it. Siddhartha Gautama – The Buddha. By finding the path to Enlightenment, Siddhartha was led from the pain of suffering and rebirth towards t...

Path of Faith

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Step back through the corridors of time for an inspiring journey of discovery to the birthplace of Christianity. Chronicling the life of Christ and tracing his path from early life in Nazareth to the religious marvels at the Sea of Galilee, the program tours more than forty landmarks, each of which...
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This is a story that has been hidden for more than 2000 years. It goes right back to the very beginning of Christianity and if true, it will rock everything that Christians believe in. It"s the story of the people that were closest to Jesus, the people who shared his bloodline. Professor Robert...
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As we are now moving into the Christmas period, I thought that it was time for everyone to partake of this insane documentary. What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the...
In a first for British television, from the director/producer of the acclaimed Seven Wonders Of The Muslim World, Faris Kermani (Crescent Films), The Life Of Muhammad (3x60) charts the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever. In a journey that is bot...
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Witch Doctors - Paranormal Occult DocumentaryA look at ancient folk medicines that are being reinstituted today in modern mental institutions and are yielding positive results. This is an episode of Leonard Nimoy's program "In Search of" where he gives and account of the effectiveness of Witch Docto...

Voodoo

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The slave ships during the XVII and XVIII century transported millions of people from Africa to America carried within it the seed of a religious cult that would help the slaves in the Confederacy for their freedom. This is the story of the formation of African roots syncretic cults that worship spi...
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Sally Evans, mother of two, is on a journey to discover what it was that drove her eldest son Thomas to join leave home and join the deadly Islamic terror group known as Al Shabaab. Thomas was only 21 when he decided to leave his home in a Buckinghamshire village and travel to Somalia.The group Al S...
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In 1984, the storming of The Golden Temple, the most sacred of Sikh shrines, by the Indian Army led to protests around the world. Sonia Deol embarks on a personal journey to unravel the events of that year, an iconic year for Sikhs. It culminated in thousands of deaths including the assassination of...
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Former fundamentalist Christian Brian Flemming places the core concepts of his former religion under the microscope in a documentary that attempts to do for religion what Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me did for the fast-food industry. In his bold quest to seek answers to the difficult questions that...
With the cameras in hot pursuit, Derren faces his toughest project yet, going in search of an unsuspecting member of the British public prepared to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker.His chosen one then has six months to learn the trade and flourish across the pond as a convincing pastor...
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The documentary The Case for Christ follows reporter Lee Strobel as he interviews a number of religious and historical scholars in order to find out if there is any proof of the resurrection, and to discover the historical veracity of the New Testament. In trying the case for Christ, Strobel cross-e...
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Some parents in India practice the Devadasi tradition, selling their daughters into a life of prostitution, often around the age of 10. Vice traveled to the Indian city of Sangli to meet a group of bolshy sex workers selling their bodies in the name of the Hindu Goddess Yellamma. Local sex worker An...
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Documentary on Martial Arts Shaolin Kung Fu Masters of China.Shaolin Kung Fu refers to a collection of Chinese martial arts that claim affiliation with the Shaolin Monastery. Of the multitude styles of kung fu and wushu, only some are actually related to Shaolin. After the loss of records during the...
A two-hour Channel 4 special about the Bible opens with images of George Bush – and Osama Bin Laden. The Bible, holy books and the religious faith they inspire are on the news agenda as they’ve rarely been before, and the presenter of the programme, Dr Robert Beckford, is looking for good answ...
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Hare Krishna Religous Cult Documentary. The Krishna Calling: 1980 British television, documenting the lives of the devotees who had joined the ISKCON Soho Street Hare Krishna temple. Includes a detailed look at the daily life of a first-time temple devotee from early rising to evening meditations. F...
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The Antichrist (Part 1)How would you recognise the most evil person on Earth? According to many historical texts, you should look for a brilliant, enigmatic public figure who transforms the world for good, for a while. Basically, the last person you'd tap as Satan's human emissary. While many believ...
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The Exclusive Brethren members follow a rigid code of conduct based very strictly on Bible teaching, which provides a firm moral framework and is focussed on a strong family unit.They keep themselves separate from other people (including other Christians) as far as possible, because they believe the...
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Nigeria religious violence. Ayo Johnson investigates why there has been so much violence, what is the role of Boko Haram and what more could the government do to reduce tension and foster unity amongst the communities? .Africa's most populous country; with over a 150 million people, divided between...
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When Jesus was a boy, did he kill another child? Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute " or an apostle?Did Cain commit incest? Will there be an apocalypse or is this God's trick to scare us?The answers to these questions aren't found in the Bible as we know it, but they exist in scriptures banned whe...
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The Antichrist (Part 2)How would you recognise the most evil person on Earth? According to many historical texts, you should look for a brilliant, enigmatic public figure who transforms the world for good, for a while. Basically, the last person you'd tap as Satan's human emissary. While many believ...
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'The Path of Compassion' depicts the Buddhist heritage of India by visiting the ancient Buddhist sites located within the country. The story of Buddha and development of Buddhism is traced through these ancient art and architectural artefacts. Starting from sites down south in Andhra Pradesh, to the...
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The Root of All Evil? (later renamed The God Delusion) is a television documentary, written and presented by Richard Dawkins, in which he argues that the world would be better off without religion. The documentary was first broadcast in January 2006, in the form of two 45-minute episodes (excluding...
Bardo Thodol: The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, it is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text.The Tibetan text describes, and is inten...
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In this documentary we enter the mysterious world of voodoo. Know their origin, beliefs, gods, rites and best kept secrets, "The Mysteries of Voodoo"00:07 Millions of people were captured in Africa and sold in America. By the end of the 18th Century, in Haiti alone, there was a population of more th...

Inside Mecca

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With unique access to Islam's holiest city, National Geographic's Inside Mecca follows three Muslims from very different backgrounds as they embark on an epic five-day reaffirmation of faith and quest for salvation Inside Mecca captures the look and feel, spiritual uplift, claustrophobia, grandeur a...
Bettany Hughes visits seven places important to the history and contemporary practice of Buddhism and meets Buddhists who explain concepts important to the belief system, including dharma, karma, samsara, Zen and nirvana. Her journey takes her to ancient sites including Angkor Wat in Cambodia and th...
As part of the making of the documentary seriesAtheism: A Rough History of Disbelief,Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with some very distinguished minds.In this ground-breaking series, neurologist turned playwright and atheist Jonathan Miller interviewed six of today's leading men of letters and...
A documentary film about daily life of a Men's Monastery in Abkhazia length.With the blessing of: the Chairman of the Council of the Holy Metropolitanate of Abkhazia Dorofei (Dbar) and the Father Superior of the Monastery of St. Simon the Zealot Hieromonk Andrei (Ampar).
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BBC’s Panorama sets about investigating the growing trend of convicted criminals converting to Islam and the potential for these converts to become radical or fundamentalists. Within the last ten years the Muslin prison population in England and Wales has doubled to nearly 12,000 thats one in...
This religious documentary, is part of the Mysteries of the Bible series. Dealing with King Herod and his reign of terror, the 45-minute tape takes an historical look at one of the Bible's most notorious villains. From the "slaughter of the innocents" to the erection of the coastal city of Caesarea,...
Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religion doomsday cult based in San Diego, California, founded in the early 1970s and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931--1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927--1985).On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed mass suicide in...

Unholy Silence

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The Catholic Church says its response to cases of child sex abuse should be compassionate, that abusers should be brought to justice and that concealing the truth is unjust to victims. But does it follow those principles? The documentary also tells the story of the young men and their families, whos...