Alive Mind Cinema Festival


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Art of FaithArt of Faith is a visually sumptuous series revealing outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The films bring to life many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings through stunning photography and interviews with the people who know and love them.

The programs are filmed in twenty-seven key locations in eighteen countries, from Russia to the USA, India to Egypt, and the UK to Hungary. The architecture and art of each building is explored by rabbis, priests and imams, as well as congregation members and art historians, who explain the history of these sacred places and, in many cases, their importance today as places of lived faith.

Art of Faith enables viewers to enter into the lives of these people and gain a deeper understanding of the three Abrahamic faith traditions as well as the history and art of these great and glorious buildings.

Runtime: 155 minutes

Featured Locations for Judaism

Synagogue, Masada • Old-New Synagogue, Prague • Synagogues, Toledo
Bevis Marks Synagogue, London • Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest
Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool • Central Synagogue, New York
Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue, Paris • Beth Sholom Synagogue, Philadelphia

Featured Locations for Christianity

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai • Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna
Durham Cathedral • Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres
St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol • St. Peter’s Bascilica, Vatican City
Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, Moscow • Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, Vence
Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle

Featured Locations for Islam

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem • Great Mosque, Kairouan • Mezquita, Cordoba
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul • Registan, Samarkand • Taj Mahal, Agra
Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking • Assyafaah Mosque, Singapore • Brick Lane Jamme Mosjid, London