Tag: Film

Getting Along in Hard Times <br><span style='color:#8D8381;font-size:18px;'>The "Sad" Microcosm of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre</span>
Culture and Arts, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

">Getting Along in Hard Times
The "Sad" Microcosm of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

by V. Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски One afternoon last week, a wave of profound sadness came over me, prompted by a video I had viewed. A fairly new documentary on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection (or…

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“Based on a True Story”: An Approach to Reading the Scriptures

“Based on a True Story”: An Approach to Reading the Scriptures

by Rev. Dr. Cristofor Panaitescu A film inspired by a true story often has a good chance of receiving positive reviews and winning viewers’ hearts—along with high profits. But a film based on a true story often also engenders a great deal of controversy. There are the connotations of the term true that are at…

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Rami Malek and Contentions of Coptic Identity
Culture and Arts, Public Life

Rami Malek and Contentions of Coptic Identity

by Candace Lukasik On Sunday February 24, Rami Malek won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. In his acceptance speech, Malek spoke of his Egyptian heritage and its representative power: “We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself….

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The Russian “Matilda” Controversy <br><span style='color:#8D8381;font-size:18px;'>The Politics of Religious Feelings</span>

The Russian “Matilda” Controversy
The Politics of Religious Feelings

Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The truth of this statement can be witnessed these days in Russia when looking at the controversies surrounding the film Matilda, due to show in Russian cinemas on October 26th, 2017. The street protests of groups of Orthodox believers, the charges…

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