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Sacred Spaces

Why do we feel such emotion when we enter a church, a temple, a mosque, or a synagogue? In these timeless spaces which our ancestors have bequeathed to us, there is a beauty and mystery which transport us. Sacred monuments have a complex and coded architecture which combines science and alchemy, the magical and the profane. But for those who know how to read them, these structures of wood, stone and glass tell the great narrative of human belief.

Each of these very different edifices represents the pinnacle of what mankind has created on Earth. By revealing the secret history of the world’s most remarkable religious constructions, this ambitious series in 4K also tells the history of Humankind, of our faith and our genius as builders.

Episode 1: Asian Temples: Humans, Nature and Gods            

Episode 2: Synagogues: Absence and Presence

Episode 3: Mosques: Art and Space

Episode 4: Churches: The Quest for Light

Direction: Véronique Legendre, Celia Lowenstein, Bruno Ulmer & Bruno Victor Pujebet

Production: ZED, ARTE France and CuriosityStream

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival

    “Mosques: Art and Space” and “Churches: The Quest for Light” are selected

  • Toronto Jewish Film festival

    Official selection (Synagogues Episode - directed by Celia Lowenstein)

  • Santa Fe Film Festival

    Selection in the "Featured Films" category (Synagogues Episode - directed by Celia Lowenstein)

  • International Women's Film Festival

    Best Documentary (Synagogues Episode - directed by Celia Lowenstein)

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