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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 1, From Mesopatamia to the Promised Land
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directed by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004; produced by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004, Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 1 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
Today's Iraq is synonymous with conflicts and violence. Nevertheless, it was once the Garden of Eden and the cradle of our civilization, then called Mesopotamia. Already written into the land were its wars, religion, prosperity, and its oil. It embraces the once fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates Ri...
directed by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004; produced by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004, Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 1 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 3, Shiites, Followers of Ali
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 3 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
The first dissidents within Islam, Shiites had been opposed to the authority of the Sunni caliphs and more generally to power of any kind.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 3 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 4, Nestorians and the Syrians
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 4 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 31 mins
Evangelized by St. Thomas, the Christians of Mesopotamia and Persia spread as far as India and even China. Cut off from the West, these churches developed separately in seclusion and today seem to be the living testimony of an archaic Christianity.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 4 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 31 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 5, Dervishes, Lovers of God
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 5 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 29 mins
They transfix their bodies to reach mystic ecstacy. Influenced by Asian Shamanism and Christian monasticism, these Muslim monks have created a dance, Sama, during which each participant seeks complete union with God.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 5 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 29 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 6, Maronites Between Flower and Gun
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 6 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 32 mins
Fighting against Byzantium and Islam, Christian populations in Syria took shelter on Mount Lebanon. These tough mountain dwellers have forged a communal and national identity which is one of the major factors of the Lebanese conflict.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 6 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 32 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 7, A Secret Order, the Druzes
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 7 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 28 mins
A strict prohibition on divulging the doctrine, and the practice of dissimulation have always contributed to the constant misunderstanding of this mysterious sect which stems from Islam . For the first time, a film reveals this unknown sect, the most secret in the Near East.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 7 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 28 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, 13, Sunnis and the Prohibited Mecca
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 13 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 29 mins
Guardian of orthodoxy, the Sunnis of Arabia are also guardians of the Kaaba, religious pole of Islam in Mecca. Every year, two million pilgrims walking in procession carry out for several days the rites of Hadj. This area is prohibited to all non-Muslims.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham, 13 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 29 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, A Biblical Sect, the Samaritans
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directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
For 3,000 years, these Israelites have refused to acknowledge the primacy of Jerusalem. On the top of Mt. Garizim they perpetuate a thousand year old ritual, that of the Hebrews at the time of Moses.
directed by Nicole Saey, fl. 2004 and Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982; produced by Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, Abyssinians, Son of Solomon
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directed by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004; produced by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004, Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 48 mins
Judah and Byzantium gave birth to the Abyssinian Church. The sacred dances of the deacons inspired by those of David, seem to have been introduced following the visit of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon 3,000 years ago.
directed by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004; produced by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004, Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 48 mins
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In the Footsteps of Abraham, Armenian Diaspora
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directed by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004; produced by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004, Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
ARMENIA the first land to make Christianity a state religion, 10 years before its official recognition by Constantine. Years later, the Armenians rejected the rulings of the Council of Chalcedon and created their own independent and National Church. This promoted their cohesion and enabled them to survive.
directed by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004; produced by Paul-Jacques Callebaut, fl. 1982 and Nicole Saey, fl. 2004, Cine & Teleproductions, in In the Footsteps of Abraham (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1984), 33 mins
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