Summary

Status: Original release March 2008 Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati reveals the architecture and art preserved in the area’s churches, temples and mosques. This one-hour documentary combines expert commentary with High Definition video and a beautiful soundtrack for an introductory look at changes in sacred architecture from the prehistoric period through the 1800s to the present day. Sacred Spaces presents the full spectrum and intricate details found in the upper reaches of these grand religious spaces, many constructed during the 1800s. The documentary features a diversity of sacred spaces, including such historic and modern landmarks as Plum Street Temple, St. Peter In Chains Cathedral, Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal Cathedral, Old St. Mary’s Church, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Walter E. Langsam, Daniel Hurley, Paul Tenkotte, Beth Sullebarger and other experts and clergy tell the fascinating story behind the architectural design of each building and its place in the broader context of Greater Cincinnati history. Sacred Spaces is a collaborative effort among Voyageur Media Group, Inc., CET and dozens of regional scholars, clergy and participating organizations. Original release: March 2008.

Sacred Space of Greater Cincinnati

Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati is now available on our Vimeo Pro website for free streaming. To access, click Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati. This one-hour documentary reveals the architecture and art preserved in the area’s churches, temples and mosques. This Emmy-award-winning program combines expert commentary with High Definition video and a beautiful soundtrack for an introductory look at changes in sacred architecture from the prehistoric period through the 1800s to the present day.

Meg Hanrahan served as Project Director for this Emmy award-winning documentary. Hanrahan says that more than a decade after the program’s broadcast premier on CET in 2008,  Sacred Spaces continues to inspire regional audiences with its beautiful imagery and rich history. “Hanrahan says, “In addition to promoting celebration of the rich art and architecture in our churches, temples and mosques, the program has sparked pride in our culture and heritage, and promoted understanding of the history of diverse social groups in Greater Cincinnati.”

“We’re pleased to offer Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati as a free program at this unique time in our history when the global pandemic and racial justice movement challenge us to grow,” adds Hanrahan. “Our hope is that new audiences come to appreciate the amazing religious art and architecture here, as well as the diverse experiences and common values we share, through exploration of these uplifting places in our community.”

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Distinctions

Emmy Award, Documentary–Historical, Ohio Valley Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2009. Director Meg Hanrahan, videographer Beth Fowler and editor Kim Mlinek. Public Education and Awareness Award, The Ohio Historic Preservation Office, 2008.

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