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- Religion and Film in Armenia (1911-2009): From the Arrival of Cinema to the Establishment of the Ecumenical Jury
- Images of the Afterlife in Theology and Film
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Images of the Afterlife in Theology and Film
Schwerte, April 28, 2009 (SIGNIS-Europe) - The International Research Group "Film and Theology", in collaboration with SIGNIS-Europe, is organizing its annual conference on the theme "Images of the Afterlife in Theology and Film". The conference will take place from June 25-28 at the Katholische Akademie in Schwerte (Germany).
Imaginations concerning a life after death play an important role within many religions. They formed, and still form, a substantial part of our Western, cultural consciousness. The aim of the conference is to reflect on these imaginations both theologically and from a religious studies perspective.
The conference will explore, from a religious studies point of view, whether films are able to mirror religious imaginations of an afterlife; it will also explore connections between eschatological thinking and cinematic imagination by searching for parallels and differences between the two.
Film screenings at the conference include What Dreams May Come by Vincent Ward, No te mueras sin decirme a donde vas (Don’t Die Without Telling Me Where You’re Going) by Eliseo Subielo, Jacob’s Ladder by Adrian Lyne and A Matter of Life and Death by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
The conference will be held in German and English at Katholische Akademie Schwerte
Manuela Siepmann, Bergerhofweg 24
D-58239 Schwerte, Germany
Registrations are open until June 15 at www.akademie-schwerte.de/programm/programm/WA06250000_3.html.
For preliminary enquiries regarding the conference please contact Dr Ulrike Vollmer (email@example.com)
For more information, visit www.film-und-theologie.de.