Discovery Channel is set to premiere OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s BELIEF, a television series that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.
Narrated by Winfrey, the series invites viewers to witness and be moved by some of the world’s most fascinating spiritual journeys through the eyes of the believers.
Through vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery, the series illuminates different faiths and spiritual practices from around the world the rituals, stories and relationships that bind us all together as human beings
Travelling to the far reaches of world and to places cameras have rarely been, the series will search the origins of diverse faiths and the heart of what really matters.
Commenting on the programme, Rahul Johri, EVP and GM-South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “We are delighted to present the landmark series to our viewers in India. Exploring different faiths, it will highlight the spiritual journeys of human beings around the world.”
The epic series, will showcase some of the Indian stories of people on their spiritual journeys including Reshma Thakkar, a young Indian-American Hindu woman from Chicago, who travels to the banks of the Ganges for the Kumbh Mela, joining millions at the world’s largest spiritual gathering.
The story of Anju, a young woman in central India who has committed to forgo all of life’s conveniences and permanently sever ties with her family in order to be initiated as a Jain nun is also featured.
The series also touches upon India and one of the world’s largest religions, Hinduism.
It will share a glimpse of how Hindus from all walks of life unite to celebrate the festival of colours – Holi.
The seven part series premiers on February 1 and is set to air every Monday on Discovery Channel.