Directed by Hilka Sinning & Heinz Greuling • Documentary • 2014 • 52 minutes
How can the anarchic power of sexuality be tamed when one is young? What is permitted and what is not? What effect do the values prescribed by various religions have on love, marriage and sexual activity in our present day and age? Eros: divine gift or diabolical power? Throughout the ages all religions have striven to regiment people’s sex lives and to steer them into orderly channels, to avoid excesses and reign in base impulses by means of divine commandments. The three-part series FAITH LOVE DESIRE explores this in five world religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. We visit young and adult believers in Tel Aviv, Cologne, Beirut, Berlin, Istanbul, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangkok, revealing their pleasure and their conflict. A global odyssey charting a course between love’s intoxication and taboos and a fascinating exploration of life’s most intimate and beautiful side.
Part 1 focuses on first love in a variety of religions.