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HD Documentary

Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati reveals the architecture and art preserved in the area's churches, temples and mosques. This one-hour documentary combines expert commentary with High Definition video and a beautiful soundtrack for an introductory look at changes in sacred architecture from the prehistoric period through the 1800s to the present. Sacred Spaces is a collaborative effort among Voyageur Media Group, Inc., CET and dozens of regional scholars, clergy and participating organizations.

Sacred Spaces presents the full spectrum and intricate details found in the upper reaches of these grand religious spaces, many constructed during the 1800s. The documentary features a diversity of sacred spaces, including such historic and modern landmarks as Plum Street Temple, St. Peter In Chains Cathedral, Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal Cathedral, Old St. Mary's Church, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Walter E. Langsam, Daniel Hurley, Paul Tenkotte, Beth Sullebarger and other experts and clergy tell the fascinating story behind the architectural design of each building and its place in the broader context of Greater Cincinnati history. Voyageur and CET hope to produce additional episodes for a documentary series covering the art and architecture of many other sacred spaces in Greater Cincinnati.



Companion Website

This companion website has general information, resources and links designed to help viewers, teachers and students who want to learn more about the subject. You will find:

· an outline of the HD documentary;
· profiles of featured and additional spaces (with website links);
· background information on participating scholars and the production team (with   some interview transcripts);
· resource pages with suggested reading, related websites, a bibliography and a link   to cetconnect.org/sacredspaces for information about home DVDs and curriculum   applications.
· A newsroom where media and participating organizations may find media releases   and promotional images for their use.

This program is made possible through the generous contributions of Carl H. Lindner; The Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Josephine S. Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank N.A., Trustee; The Fine Arts Fund, GBBN architects; and the support of CET and Voyageur Media Group, Inc.