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Faith in London
File:Faith in London.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byTariq Chow
Produced byTariq Chow
Written byTariq Chow
Music byMoby
CinematographyTariq Chow
Edited byTariq Chow
Film Pill[1]
Release date
  • 30 May 2010 (2010-05-30) (Vimeo)
  • 22 July 2010 (2010-07-22) (BAFTA)
Running time
3 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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Faith in London is a 2010 British silent short documentary film directed, written and produced by Tariq Chow. The film celebrates the common instruction towards compassion that exists in all religions and honours multi-faith coexistence London.


The message of Faith in London is presented by representatives of six worldwide religions, each displaying a written quote from their core beliefs,[2] highlighting the common thread that runs through all the main religions.[3]

The film was shot at a series of places of worship around London – a church, Hindu temple, synagogue, mosque, gurdwara and Buddhist temple. Outside each of them stands a worshipper, holding a board on which is written an extract from their scriptures, urging compassion and love.[3]


  • Graeme Innes
  • Harish Raval
  • Philip Rosenberg
  • Simone Nardella
  • Pertejbakhtawar Singjohal
  • Karma Namjal and Ani Samten


"The journey of making the film was far more incredible than what the film would suggest, and it's sad that I am the only person who went through that."

—Tariq Chow, writer, director and producer of Faith in London[4]

Faith in London was written, produced, directed, filmed and edited by Tariq Chow (Chowdhury). It features the song "Live Forever" by Moby.[5] Filming took place in May 2010 at St Paul's Cathedral, Ilford Hindu Centre, United Synagogue Central, London Central Mosque, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha and Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre.[6]

In July 2010, Chowdhury told The CNN Wire, "The journey of making the film was far more incredible than what the film would suggest, and it's sad that I am the only person who went through that." He added, "the instruction toward being kind and compassionate towards everyone, and this is found in the texts of all the six major religions that I featured in my film."[4]


Faith in London premiered at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) event in London on 22 July 2010,[5][7] where it was joint runner up in the 18-25 film-maker category[3] of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Faith Shorts.[4]

The film featured in The CNN Wire in July 2010,[4] The Guardian in August 2010,[3] and on a special edition of Songs of Praise on BBC One in September 2011.[8][9] The film was screened globally by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.[10]


Tony Blair wrote in The Guardian of Faith in London, "This highlights the common thread that runs through all the main religions."[3] The SIGNIS Jury said of the film, "Simplicity and artfulness make Faith in London special."[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2010 Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faith Shorts 18-25 film-maker Runner-up
2011 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival SIGNIS Prize Won[4]
BaKa Won
Project Mosaic Project Mosaic Film Competition Won
Religion Today Peace & Dialogue Award Won
Insight Film Festival Official Selection Nominated
2012 Vancouver International Film Festival Nominated

See also[edit]

  • Religion in London
  • Interfaith dialogue


  1. "Faith In London". Film Pill Ltd. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yáñez, Ricardo (2 August 2010). "PLURAL+ 2011: SIGNIS Prize goes to "Faith in London"". Signis. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Blair, Tony (2 August 2010). "Tony Blair: 'To be religiously illiterate is foolish'". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Greene, Richard Allen (22 July 2010). "Tony Blair honors films about different kinds of faith". The CNN Wire. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Tariq Chow". ISArts. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. "'Faith in London' A Short Film by Tariq Chow". MUSLIMNESS.COM. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  7. Shoard, Catherine (22 March 2010). "Tony Blair announces faith film awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  8. "The CrewMosaic Project". BBC One. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  9. "British Bangladeshi "Power 100″". Alal O Dulal. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  10. "The Crew". Emma PH. Retrieved 1 February 2015.

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