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In this film, we listen to testimonies collected from Egyptian and German protagonists that narrate their personal as well as culturally minded imaginations about what might come after death and their considerations of paradise. While watching scenes that I have made for this film during my two pilgrims’ journeys (Mecca and the Way of Saint James).
These kinds of voyages—through history and even before monotheistic religions—represent the way to God and the hope of receiving the prize of paradise.
The underlying idea of the three works
(ABOUT PARADISE – THE BOOK – REPETITIVE UNITS):
The theory says that the ancient Egyptians divided the land of Egypt geographically into two parts, the east side, and the west side, with the river Nile running between them. They had chosen the side where the sun rises to build everything related to their daily lives, and on the other side, where the sunset is, to construct tombs and temples for life after death using long-lasting materials.
It was thought that they divided the year into two parts: in the first part, they devoted their efforts to agriculture and harvesting, then storing.
The second part of the year was to establish what they would need for their immortal life after death.
Why were the ancient people concerned with resurrection, judgment, and eternity? There are many hypotheses about the origin of the idea of a possible life after death. A religious explanation says that the knowledge came from successive messengers sent from heaven after Adam and Eve’s sending down to earth. and another hypothesis says that the ancient people were the ones who invented these ideas.
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