Journey with Freeman as he explores God in different cultures, starts April 3rd at 9/8c **** 4 Stars
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 3/30/2016 – “Over the past few months, I’ve traveled to nearly twenty cities in seven different countries on a personal journey to find answers to the big mysteries of faith,” says The Story of God host Morgan Freeman. “I’ve sung the call to prayer at a mosque in Cairo, taken meditation lessons from the Buddhist leader of the oldest line of reincarnating Lamas, discussed Galileo with the head of the Papal Academy of Sciences and explored the first instructions for the afterlife rendered in hieroglyphs inside the pyramids. In some places I found answers, and others led to more questions. The constant through it all is that we’re all looking to be part of something bigger than us. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that we certainly are.”
Freeman has played God on screen. It’s not surprising that he would want to understand more about people’s beliefs in Him. Morgan also starred in Lucy, where a girl transforms from an ordinary human into a God-like being. Freeman traces religious you may not know that much about.
He shows the similarities and differences, visiting well known religious locations around the world. The wailing wall in Jerusalem, Mayan Temples in Guatamala, Pyramids in Egypt, Bodhi Tree in India. And in Turkey, the Neolithic settlement dating from 7500 B.C.
There’s a different theme for each of the episodes: Is there an afterlife? What caused our creation? Is God a who, what or just an idea? How did the idea of evil start? Was it the snake and what about Lucifer? How does the world end? Why do so many believe in miracles?
Produced by Revelations Entertainment for National Geographic Channel. Executive produced by Freeman, his co-founder and CEO of Revelations Entertainment Lori McCreary, and documentary filmmaker James Younger is also an executive producer.
For National Geographic Channel, Michael J. Miller is executive producer; Kevin Mohs is vice president, production and development; Alan Eyres is senior vice president, programming and development; and Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production.
Also airing on Nat Geo Mundo in Spanish.
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