Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vatican: The Hidden World

You might enjoy this. Vatican: The Hidden World, BBC4 documentary.
Some of the first bit is bit annoying but is actually very moving, Vatican employees speak about their jobs and their faith. There is an altar boy, a Cardinal, a photographer, a policeman and a few others. It is well worth seeing.

To mark the Papal visit to the UK, a camera crew have spent a year filming a world that few have ever seen. With unprecedented access to the Vatican and the people who live and work there, this is a unique profile of the heart of the Catholic Church and the world's smallest Sovereign State.

Archivists reveal the Vatican's secrets, including the signed testimony of Galileo recorded by the Inquisition. A Cardinal journeys deep below St Peter's Basilica to inspect the site claimed to be tomb of the Saint himself, and curators share a private viewing of Michelangelo's extraordinary decoration of the Sistine Chapel.

An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the workings of one of the world's most powerful and mysterious institutions.


videomaker said...

Some wonderful footage, and excellent thumbnail sketches of people "in the system". Fun getting to see the Holy Father watching TV!

Physiocrat said...

Just got a message saying "Not available for your area".

Glad I don't have a TV licence (no TV), I would be well annoyed.