“Sacred: Milestones of a Spiritual Life” explores faith as a primary human experience, revealing how people across the world turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.
The film takes viewers on a global journey of spirituality, tracing religious ritual at birth, adolescence, marriage, death, and other key moments of human life.
Academy Award-winning director Thomas Lennon commissioned or sourced footage from independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries—and a wide range of religious traditions—each team contributing a single scene.
The film unifies the scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts, and, for long stretches, without words at all.
“Sacred: Milestones of a Spiritual Life” premieres December 10 on PBS and will be available to stream the following day at pbs.org/sacred and on PBS apps.
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