Religions on the Rock

Religions on the Rock is a thirty-five minute film about religion in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with a strong focus on the city of St. John's. After a short overview of the four-hundred year history of Christian Churches in the province, the film turns its attention to the Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh communities that have become established over the past forty years. Through interviews with Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs, the film introduces each religion's major beliefs, the characteristics and structure of each community, the community's experiences within Newfoundland and St. John's, and views on dating and marriage by both married and single members. The film shows us members in informal conversation and also engaged in religious practices in their respective places of worship.

Credits: Research and Direction: Louis Chiaramonte & Vince Walsh, Visual Anthropology Unit, Memorial University; Camera and Sound: Louis Chiaramonte, Vince Walsh & Derek Norman; Narration: Emma Ornholt; Additional sound Recording: Lynn Panting; Editing: Derek Norman, Emma Ornholt, Lynn Panting, Deidre Budgell, Michael Staines; Produced by: Louis Chiaramonte & Vince Walsh; Executive Producer: Derek Norman, Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University. Produced with financial assistance from: Heritage Canada, Multiculturalism Program, Atlantic Region. Very Special thanks to the members of: Hindu Temple of St. John's Islamic Community St. John's Mosque Newfoundland Sikh Society Gurdwara for their generous cooperation.