To coincide with the release of the new Biblical epic depicting the story of Noah and the Great Flood as told in the Book of Genesis, the Damaris Trust has made available materials for schools and parishes to be used in conjunction with the film which opens across the UK on 4th April. Written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel, Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone also form part of an ensemble line up.
Paramount Pictures, who are distributing the film, released this statement regarding Noah:
“NOAH will visualize the well-known epic elements of the story: the building of a massive Ark, the loading of two of every animal, a world-wide apocalyptic flood, the dove returning with a sign of land and the promise of the rainbow. Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH is a story of faith and doubt, righteousness and wickedness, judgment and mercy, and the relationship between man and God.”
Ari Handel, Executive Producer says: “The story is so meaningful on so many levels to so many people. But we jumped at the chance to do it for those very same reasons – because it is such an incredibly powerful story that means something so deep and fundamental.”
The Damaris Trust exists to help people enrich their lives through engaging with film. They work with a very wide range of films and support a very wide range of community groups. They always try to support the church as it engages with popular culture – and especially with films that relate to biblical themes.
Damaris is therefore delighted to provide community resources around Noah, to encourage people to engage with the themes and ideas it raises – including an invitation to look back from there into the original biblical story.
Downloadable, printable versions of this information – together with many more free resources - are available from www.damaris.org/noah