God on Trial

Airing November 9, 2008 on PBS   Check local listings

Why is there so much suffering in the world and what kind of God would allow it to happen? Universal questions about faith and philosophy are at the heart of God on Trial, which was inspired by the legend that a group of concentration camp prisoners conducted a mock trial against the Almighty God. From all walks of life, a physicist, a glove maker, rabbis, a law professor and at least one criminal weigh the evidence and offer thoughtful arguments taken from history, science, theology and personal experience. Featuring Antony Sher (Primo), Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga, Take a Girl Like You), Dominic Cooper (Sense and Sensibility, The Duchess), Stephen Dillane (Anna Karenina, John Adams) and Stellan Skarsgård (Mamma Mia!), God on Trial explores unfathomable loss and unshakable faith.

Behind-the-Scenes Video
The God on Trial actors and crew talk about getting into character, the intense shoot, and the importance of telling this story.

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