“Directed by Academy Award–winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the world by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. This nomadic film explores faith as primary human experience and shows how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of life.
“Lennon commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries and a wide range of religious traditions, each team contributing a single scene. The film, sweeping in its global reach and yet intensely intimate, unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.” —Ashland Independent Film Festival
• Winner of Special Jury Prize for Documentary Feature at the River Run Film Festival
“For its beautiful portrayal of spirituality in its myriad forms, the wonder inherent in our unique ambition to strive for the transcendent, and how our traditions and disparate practices each reflect the multiplicity of paths taken on a shared journey of faith, the Jury gives a special mention to Sacred.”
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The August 25 & 27 screenings of Sacred, and the rescheduled screening on Monday, September 4, are canceled due to weather. When the Museum reopens, patrons may exchange their tickets for a future film screening, request a refund, or donate the value of the tickets to the MFAH. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and a Museum representative will return your message when we return to normal operations.