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Sound of Prayer

SOUND OF PRAYER is an unconventional film that weaves together crowd-sourced content exploring global spirituality.

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Impact areas

ARTS

HEALTH & WELLBEING

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Gav Barbey

  • PRODUCER Kristina Foster

Synopsis

DURATION: 52 MINUTES

SOUND OF PRAYER is an unconventional feature documentary that weaves together crowd-sourced content exploring our varied human understandings of faith, rituals, and spiritual practice – an internal wish or request for knowledge expressed by a physical act. A spiritual journey around the world, from Turkey's whirling dervishes to West African Vodun; featuring student protesters in Tiananmen Square to private home meditation to worshippers at sacred sites. Ultimately the film reconnects us all through the common pain and vibrancy of life, from birth to death.

The sounds of praying have been proven to have a healing quality. We plan on composing all the sounds received from videos into one global soundtrack to gift to the planet.

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Our world has been isolated by a virus for two years, we hover on the precipice of war, economies have been decimated, a climate disaster is upon us, and travel to other countries remains fraught. Hope for the future has been fractured around the globe. The basic human need to be seen, understood, and recognized is magnified by our isolation. SOUND OF PRAYER brings shared moments together into an artistic visual and aural film, illustrating our similarities and making people appreciate the differences

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Sound of Prayer will foster understanding between diverse and often opposed spiritual groups creating global connections.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

We will make people see their similarities with others that they thought were so spiritually different. The act of prayer, although different across religions has many similar elements that will enable a change in understanding, discrimination and tolerance.

Activities

How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

We will connect with local religious communities around Australia to call out for input and for screenings.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We have existing relationships with several spiritual organisations and we are growing this network constantly.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

We hope people will be more tolerant of people that have different beliefs to themslves.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

We will host an online forum of different religious groups after the film is screened with each.