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WORDS WITH GODS

USA / Mexico | 2014

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Directors:
Warwick Thornton,
Héctor Babenco,
Mira Nair,
Hideo Nakata,
Amos Gitai,
Álex de la Iglesia,
Emir Kusturica,
Bahman Ghobadi,
Guillermo Arriaga

Producers:
Alex Garcia, 
Lucas Akoskin,
Guillermo Arriaga

Curator:
Mario Vargas Llosa

Original music:
Peter Gabriel

Duration:
134′

 

Synopsis

Words with Gods features nine powerful stories of faith, created by some of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. A dramatic spectrum of beliefs are represented, with each filmmaker speaking about the one closest to the culture they depict in their story: Warwick Thornton deals with Aboriginal Spirituality, Héctor Babenco with Umbanda, Mira Nair with Hinduism, Hideo Nakata with Shinto Buddhism, Amos Gitai with Judaism, Álex de la Iglesia with Catholicism, Emir Kusturica with Orthodox Christianity, Bahman Ghobadi with Islam and Guillermo Arriaga with Atheism. The film is a panoramic global storythat confronts birth & death, fateful choices and faith lost & found.