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|Religions of the World Our World Faiths Animated|
Actors: Ben Kingsley, Rina Sircar, Lewis Lancaster, Jakusho Kwong-roshi, Bert Reo Anderson
Director: Michael D'Anna
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary, Animation
Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 03/08/2005 Run time: 150 minutes
Illustrates the major world religions
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 10/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Religions Of The World/Our World Faiths is a superbly produced, 150 minute, full color DVD showcasing a series of 15-minute animated pieces that illustrate the major world religions of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Sufism, Islam, Hinduism (Krishna and Ramayana), and Confucianism. The animated stories chosen to represent and explain each of the world faiths are simply outstanding, being as informative as they are entertaining. Religions Of The World/Our World Faiths is enthusiastically recommended for personal, school, and community library collections as an effective and deftly presented means of teaching ecumenical understanding and religious tolerance to viewers ages 5 to 95!"
**ANIMATED! Realize this, and.......
Stacey Dawn Brody | New York, NY | 06/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I know, I deserve it for not reading carefully enough before purchasing, but I was so excited by the subject...
That being said, it isn't bad, but leaves out a lot of things. I happened already to know about Judaism and Christianity, so I could fill in what was missing or neglected, but this could be dangerous and unfulfilling if I was trying to learn about them without previous knowledge (as in Islam; I have to take the word of the storyteller of this video here). I know about Judaism and Christianity, so I could fill in myself what was lacking in the video.
This is good for children (I guess?) to teach them that different people worship in different ways, but to give a basic overview of world religions, I would not employ this as a teaching tool. It simply leaves out too many pieces of the puzzles for each of the religions."
R. Buehler | Brooklyn, NY USA | 10/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This video is useless for children of all ages. I bought it to expose my kids to various religious traditions. For the younger kids, this video was much too abstract and "artsy" to have any meaning. For the older kids, it was too cute and deviod of real insight or information. A total waste."
Great Teaching Tool
Sarah Egan | Cleveland, Ohio United States | 10/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a 7th grade world history teacher I try to pull from as many sources as possible. As a supplement to other instructions these short stories help provide some background knowledge for my students. I think it is definitely worth the money and could be great discussion starters. The stories are appropriate for middle school students. The Confucius and Buddha stories are my favorite."