The Word Was God


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Mark Boulos
Completed 2006 Runtime 15


Filmmaker and artist Mark Boulos' short film looks at language, religion, and the ecstasy of prayer: the film contrasts the last village in Syria where Aramaic - the language of Christ - is spoken, with Caribbean Pentecostalists in East London who speak in tongues as they pray.

Long Synopsis

In keeping with Boulos' art credentials, the film was created to sit outside of traditional documentary distribution and has instead been positioned as an art work. It was first presented at the EAST International Art Exhibit at the Norwich Gallery before going on to international galleries and art fairs.