In HIS Name[Home]
is God? What is HIS nature? Interviews with believers, non-believers and
By :: Surinder Jain
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People do untold acts of charity and violence in the name of God. Who is this being that so much is done for. What is it that people mean by a God that they believe in or refuse to believe in.
This documentary interviews people of various faiths including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Hare Krishna, who explain what they mean when they say God. New age, scientists, philosophers and scientists also have their say about existence or otherwise of God. Belief in a particular book and God as source of terrorism is touched upon. Relation between Science and Religion is explored.
Impact that a belief or otherwise in a God on Human culture is explored and finally, a challenge is thrown to science to use its rigour and systematic approach to define God.
The documentary approaches the subject matter as non-aligned to any particular faith or view. Prominent interviewees are Cardinal George Pell and Robyn Williams, ABC Radio Science show host. Impressive performance is given by Dr Peter Slezak from University of New South Wales at Sydney, Sarah Campbell Lambert an actress and new age follower. Buddhist monk Bhante Sujato is very open and articulate.
Director and producer Surinder Jain is new to documentary making. He studied MBA from New Delhi and got trained as an IT specialist. He has worked in various countries before settling in Australia. Since 1985, he has been a photography and video hobbyist. In 1995, he took to recording various places of interest in Australia as one man team. Various documentaries and a small comedy that he produced have been shown on TV stations in Australia and New Zealand.
Surinder has always been fascinated by people's belief in God and its consequences to society and individuals. In 1996, he wrote a manuscript describing people's faith or rejection of God. He expanded it to provide a rigorous definition of God as "Ultimate" cause of all causes. This manuscript has lead to the production of two documentaries. The first one called "In HIS Name" is a survey of existing belief's in God. This documentary has been completed in November 2006. The second documentary called "Defining God" is expected to be ready by December 2006.
List of films produced by Surinder are :
A Land I Once called home - 1 hour documentary - Producer, Director and everyone else
Child Labour - short documentary on child labour in South Australia during 19th century - Producer and everyone else
Cave Temple - short documentary on a cave temple in remote Western Australia - Producer and everyone else
Coorong - Documentary on Aboriginal ceremonies - Producer and everyone else
Revival of Koroit - Documentary on the history of a small town in Victoria, Australia - Producer and everyone else
Temple Dancers - Documentary on a folk singer - Producer and everyone else
A Priest in Canberra - Documentary on a Hindu Priest - Produced with the help of Steven Guth
Chai Ji's BBQ - Short comedy with cooking - Producer, Camera, Editor with three actors
Vastu of Canberra - Documentary on Feng shui of a city - Produced with the help of Steven Guth
In HIS Name - One hour documentary on People's belief in God and its consequences on society - Producer, writer, co-directed with Steven Fernandez, sound by Tim Newsom, Colour by Dion Wilton
CAST and CREW
Producer : Surinder Jain
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