Haydarcan Toguz, Faith and Fantasy

Documentary Film

The practical component of this piece, "Faith and Fantasy," entails the creation of a documentary where a church elder reacts to and analyses carefully selected clips from various modern films influenced by Christian theological themes. In this documentary, the church elder will offer insights, reflections and interpretations based on their theological knowledge and perspective. The objective is to provide a unique and informed commentary on the representation and influence of Christian theological themes in contemporary cinema. The selected clips will showcase various cinematic genres, allowing for a comprehensive exploration of how Christian theological themes manifest across different storytelling styles and narrative contexts.

The church elder's analysis will delve into the theological underpinnings of the chosen scenes, highlighting connections between cinematic storytelling and Christian doctrines. Emphasis will be placed on drawing parallels, identifying symbolism, and exploring how filmmakers navigate and interpret theological concepts within the cinematic medium.