Doc - Regarding Luis Buñuel
"I see him as the most supremely religious director in the history of the movies." - Orson Welles
Collection - Haitian Voodoo
Vodouists believe in a distant and unknowable creator god, Bondyè. As Bondyè does not intercede in human affairs, vodouists direct their worship toward spirits subservient to Bondyè, called lwa.
Movie - Léon Morin, Prêtre (1961)
An intriguing film by Jean-Pierre Melville that could be described focusing on sexual tension between a priest and a young woman, but that would be too basic. Highly recommended.
Talk Show - Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life (w/Alan Watts): "Mahayana Buddhism" - (KQED, 1959)
Alan Watts explains Mahayana Buddhism for a Western audience in CA in the 1950s