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Five

5 minutes

A reflection on the spiritual rituals of five five-year-olds from five religions

Religious rituals are marked by distinct practices and beliefs, but do they share something more fundamental? And when you’re too young to fully grasp the tenets of your religion, what significance do they hold? Observing the spiritual rituals of five children aged five around the world, Five is a brief, wordless reflection on faith, prayer and the rites that can bind us.

Director: Katina Mercadante

Producer: Sonali Gosh

Website: The Mercadantes

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