JAGS pupils win Cambridge Religion on Film competition
Very well done to Esme and Bella in Year 12 who are joint winners of this year’s Cambridge Religion on Film competition (Year 12 – 13 category) with their short film ‘How We Respond to Suffering’.
This annual competition is run by the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and is based around the themes of the series Cambridge in Your Classroom which aims to answer some of the big questions of religion, philosophy and ethics.
“Our competition entry had to be inspired by one of the Cambridge in your Classroom videos posted during the pandemic. We had both found studying the problem of evil and suffering in the religious context very interesting and were immediately drawn to the video ‘Is God our Intimate Stranger?’ and the tale of Krishna and the Milkmaid Gopis. We were particularly interested in religious discussions around the problem of evil and suffering in the context of COVID 19, and so decided to explore this further in our video. The process of making the video was hugely enjoyable as we were working together on a subject that we both found fascinating. The hours spent researching, writing the script, drawing the illustrations, and making the animations were very rewarding.”
You can watch Bella and Esme’s film below. For more details on the competition and to view other prizewinning entries, visit the website here.
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