SOUND OF THE SOUL is a compelling portrait of an Arab country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in relative peace for centuries. This powerful music-driven documentary demonstrates how music is a unifying, transcendent force, and a strong starting point for reducing conflict and crossing religious divides. Beautifully photographed during the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, SOUND OF THE SOUL presents unforgettable performances from groups from Morocco, Ireland, Afghanistan,... [see more] Mauritania, the USA, Portugal, and France. A refreshing antidote to religious fundamentalism and violence, the episode ultimately reveals the essential oneness among all faiths, so aptly expressed in the Afghan singer Farida Mahwash's closing affirmation: "Music has no religion, no borders, no boundaries. Music is the sound of the soul."
For thousands of years, people from all cultures and religious traditions have entertained universal questions about who we are and why we are here. The series presents views from many different religions and belief systems. With intros by John Cleese who has a strong interest in these kinds of programs, Global Spirit blends compelling film segments with engaging conversations with such people as Deepak Chopra, Karen Armstrong and Robert Thuerman to shed light on our deepest eternal questions around the human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom.