Screening Belief
"Screening Belief" is dedicated to the examination of religious themes and depictions in television and film.

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Westworld is the most recent popular series to raise questions of creation, free will, and the contention between science and religion. Can we create life that imitates humanity? Would we just be “playing God?” Does this futuristic look change anything?

In the recent television series Mr. Robot, we see a familiar interaction between technology and faith.

Madness and religion are two enduring narrative themes. What are the consequences when they’re put together? Two recent television series are tackling just this, with variable success.

Faith is seen by many as an answer to the search for meaning. Trauma and grief challenge this, shown here in the responses to a globally traumatic event at the heart of a popular television series.