Twist of Faith

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Twist of Faith (2009)

3.5

In Twist of Faith, we follow award-winning documentary filmmaker Martin Himel on one of his most ambitious projects of his career, a global journey to discover how religions and spiritual traditions impact societies and individuals around the world. While not everyone may practice a spiritual discipline or subscribe to a conventional faith, we are all impacted in one way or another by the rich diversity of the world’s faiths.

Episode List

Deep within Siberia is a very unusual religious group. Its followers believe their teacher is Jesus Christ.
4.166665
22 minutes
Faith healing – does it work, or not? There are many heated arguments about it, but one thing’s for sure – many millions do believe in faith healing.
4
22 minutes
The role of women in Islam is changing, and this episode of Twist of Faith will look at how this role is evolving in different parts of the world.
5
22 minutes
All religions really talk about peace and goodwill, but more conflicts have been fought about religion than anything else.
5
22 minutes
Somalia and Ethiopia have become strategically vital in the war against terror. That’s where Al Quaeda militants have declared a holy war, in Somalia, against Ethiopia.
4
22 minutes
We take a look at the Jewish faith. Where is Judaism going in the 21st century?
5
22 minutes
Among Catholic priests in Canada there’s a caricature they feel they have to contend with: the caricature of a priest, kneeling down, praying twenty-four hours a day, just waiting to be called to a crisis. It couldn’t be further from the truth.
5
22 minutes
We go to India to meet a very special lady, Hema Kansotia. She’s a Dalit. That’s the lowest Hindu caste, but she’s working very hard to help her fellow Dalits get out of their predicament.
4.75
22 minutes
Marriage and divorce are two areas in which religions are heavily involved – maybe, in some cases, too heavily?
5
22 minutes
This episode travels deep into central China, where very few people will visit. It’s in the Gobi Desert, and it’s where Islam was born in China.
5
22 minutes
This episode visits the hill tribes of northern Thailand, near the border of Myanmar. That’s where the Akha live, and among the Akha there are spirit women.
5
22 minutes
It’s been more than a decade since apartheid has been defeated in South Africa. But the problems linked to apartheid still persist – problems like crime, AIDS and poverty.
5
22 minutes
In this episode, we travel to Jerusalem and focus on a small piece of earth that is the focal point of the Middle East controversy. Moslems call it the Haram esh-Sharif, Jews call it the Temple Mount.
3.25
22 minutes

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