The Muslim call to prayer has been reduced in Cairo to a single recording of one muezzin reciting the adhan, which is broadcast using wireless receivers. The filmmakers documented the tradition of the adhan before it ceased to exist.
For centuries, the women of rural Tibet have been relegated to subservient roles. Regarded as capable of little more than churning butter, bearing children and saying prayers, they have lived servile lives without access to education or the time to practice Buddhism to the same degree as men. In Daughters of Wisdom, the filmmaker creates a vivid, intimate portrait of the lives of these women, and witnesses their culture, a culture on the verge of positive social change realized through education and religious cultivation.
A personal and global search by Israeli director Yoav Shamir for a better understanding of anti-Semitism is the focus of Defamation. Shamir seeks reactions from the man in the street to opinons about anti-Semitism posed by experts.
What makes a Jew? In the oft-quoted rabbinic source “Ethics of the Fathers,” the three pillars of Judaism are earmarked as prayer, study, and gemilut hasidim, or acts of loving kindness. But there’s a fourth pillar. Food.
The "Grandmothers" come from around the world - Africa, Asia, the Arctic Circle, and North, South and Central America. They are shamans, medicine women, prayer people, and the respected elders of their tribes.
A film by Andrew Jacobs, Matt Lavine, Kelly Sheehan and Albert Maysles
Four Seasons Lodge focuses on 100 Polish, Russian and Hungarian Jews who survived the Holocaust and, in 1979, bought 44 acres of land in the Catskills. There they created a refuge, a bungalow colony with communal buildings.