Religion can be a very tricky subject so filmmaker Peter Rodger had to be extremely careful when making his new documentary Oh My God, opening in theaters on November 13th. Rodger's quest takes him from the United States to Africa, from the Middle East to the Far East, where such fundamental issues as: "Did God create man or did man create God?" "Is there one God for all religions?" and "If God exists, why does he allow so much suffering?" are explored in candid discussions with the various Christians, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and even atheists the filmmaker meets along the way. He also interviews several celebrities from many different fields including actors Hugh Jackman and Jack Thompson, musicians/activists Seal, former-Beatle Ringo Starr and Sir Bob Geldof and illusionist David Copperfield. We had a chance to catch up with the globetrotting filmmaker to discuss his new film, the people he talked to, the places he traveled and what he discovered about religion and our understanding about God. To watch our exclusive interview click on the video clip below.
In every corner of the world, there's one question that can never be definitively answered, yet stirs up equal parts passion, curiosity, self-reflection and often wild imagination: "What is God?" Filmmaker Peter Rodger explores this profound, age-old query in the provocative non-fiction feature Oh My God. This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds and eyes of various religions and cultures, everyday people, spiritual leaders and celebrities. His goal: to give the viewer the personal, visceral experience of some kind of reasonable, meaningful definition of one of the most used, some might say overused, words in most every language. Starring Hugh Jackman, Seal, Ringo Starr, Sir Bob Geldof, David Copperfield and Jack Thompson and directed by Peter Rodgers, Oh My God, opens in theaters on November 13th.