'Earth's Sacred Wonders'
(DVD / PG-13 / 2020 / PBS)
Overview: Many of the world's best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith and today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places.
For some, they're sanctuaries for quiet contemplation. For others, they're sites for astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges and extraordinary deeds of devotion.
Discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.
DVD Verdict: Filmed across 5 continents in 12 languages, featuring stunning photography and compelling stories, 'Earth's Sacred Wonders' shows our great places of worship to be sites of powerful spiritual significance and human drama.
Episode 1 - House of the Divine: Here we meet a Muslim paramedic who helps fasting worshippers during Ramadan in Jerusalem. A Cambodian man risks his live to save his ancestral spirits from the jungle. And a Buddhist warrior monk in China faces a test that will change his life forever.
Episode 2 - Closer to the Divine: Here we travel to Japan, where a Shinto devotee undertakes a grueling challenge at a sacred waterfall. A young Muslim helps re-plaster a mosque in Mali. And at a New York City cathedral, an Episcopal priest brings people and their pets closer to God.
Episode 3 - Visions of the Divine: In the final series, we follow a young Yazidi woman as she searches for salvation in Iraq. Meet an orthodox Christian who must deliver a holy flame into the hands of his bishop in Jerusalem. And in Nepal, a Buddhist painter battles the elements to honor Buddha’s birthday.
In what is simply an incredible series from the BBC via PBs, 'Earth's Sacred Wonders' profiles and showcases these glorious moments in history across the 5 continents, via 12 languages, and showcases via some magnificent photography all these compelling stories quite beautifully. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.