Saturday, April 16, 2016

NatGeo show features Navajo family from Farmington

A new episode of the National Geographic Channel series "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" that airs Sunday will feature a Farmington family and familiar sites around Shiprock. The six-part series explores religions across the globe. It premiered April 3, and new episodes air each Sunday. Sunday’s episode will show viewers portions of the Kinaaldá, the womanhood ceremony for Navajo girls. Executive producer James Younger said filming took place near the Shiprock pinnacle in late November with actor Morgan Freeman, whose production company, Revelation Entertainment, produced the series with the National Geographic Channel. Freeman traveled to locations around the world to explore different cultures and religions to uncover the meaning of life, God and explain the similarities among different faiths. The series focuses on "looking at religion in a unifying way," Younger said in a telephone interview Thursday. Sunday's episode — "Who is God?" — examines the Kinaaldá and how the four-day ceremony is a form of communication and insight between the young woman and Changing Woman, one of the Navajo Holy People...more

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