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An Act of Faith

UK, 1962 (MIFF 1963, Religious Art)

Director: Robin Whitworth

The film shows first the bombing of Coventry and the destruction of the old cathedral; we then follow the construction of the new cathedral, step by step, from the laying of the foundation stone in 1956. The works of art, stained glass, tapestry, etc. which adorn it are also seen in the making.

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