- Title: CF1008
Man smokes pipe, group of Siberian people take part in spirit worship / Shamanism. Man tosses fermented milk into the wind to placate the spirits. Group of Siberian Buddhist musicians play instruments. Group of orthodox Jewish scholars meet, wedding in Jewish ghetto, bride has lace material placed over her head, bridegroom is led by Rabbi and band of musicians. Group of Cossacks on horseback gallop towards camera, vs pogroms in Russian villages, doors being smashed in, men rampaging through village houses, Jews being attacked. Vs Islamic buildings and remains of buildings in Samarkand. Russian Orthodox priest uses his feet and hands to play Church/Cathedral bells. Tracking shot past churches. Cu priest rings bells with feet and hands.
Priests and neophytes leave Cathedral , work in monastery wood turning machines, polish pictures of saints, decorating Cathedral, vs typical design of European Orthodox church architecture with onion shaped domes, decoration inc St Basil’s in Red Square. Walls of the Kremlin showing various churches within. Russian Orthodox Church service, vs congregation cross themselves. Vs examples of elaborate ornamentation and decoration in various churches. Vs icons. Vs women in church congregation wearing scarves around their heads. Church leaders file out of church.
High angle shot of crowds running during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Jubilant Bolsheviks wave flags from trucks. They storm church. Enormous crowds in streets. Lenin gives speech from podium (no sound). Pan down from church steeple to anti-religious posters. WW2 Russian tanks and soldiers in combat, man shot down in street by sniper. Soldiers run past destroyed houses and barbed wire fences, soldiers run through snow, raise flag from building. Pan across badly damaged churches, vs churches surrounded by scaffolding as they are being repaired. Vs churches opened as cultural centres rather than places of worship. A young couple are married by a woman official in a register office. Family of couple shake their hands after the ceremony. Cu bust of Lenin.
Ms street outside synagogue in central Moscow, people outside synagogue, Rabbis say prayers inside synagogue. Pan across outside of mosque with rows of men in prayer. Men bending in prayer, men out of mosque. POV shot from horse-drawn sleigh, women and children wearing headscarves out of Russian Orthodox Church. Priest holds crucifix out to congregation and then kisses it. Women in head scarves cross themselves, pray and light candles. Vs Russian grandmothers or matryoshkas outside church, socialising and eating nuts. Domes of Russian Orthodox church.
- Keywords:JUDAISM, ISLAM, MUSLIMS, RELIGION, USSR, RUSSIA, SOVIET UNION, WORSHIP, RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX, ORTHODOX CHURCH, MINARETS, RELIGIOUS INTEGRATION, CHURCH DOMES
- Master Title:CF1008