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Professor Bill Baker’s Film, Sacred, Wins Gabriel Award

Bill Baker

Bill Baker

Sacred, a film produced by Professor Bill Baker, Ph.D. exploring religious rituals around the globe, won a prestigious Gabriel Award in the documentary feature category.

Founded in 1965 and run by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals, The Gabriel Awards “recognize outstanding artistic achievement in media that entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life.”

Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.

Baker spoke to Fordham News about the film and the production process in November prior to the film’s premiere at the DocNYC Film Festival.  Read the full article.

Baker directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, and Education at Fordham University, where he is also the journalist in residence and Claudio Aquaviva Chair at GSE.




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