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My Dream, My Taste: What does it mean to live a good life?

March 29, 2021 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Join us for a screening of multi–award nominated 3–minute film ‘My Dream, My Taste’ and a conversation around the themes raised.

What does it mean to live a good life? Is there a right way to live our lives? Is there such thing as a ‘common good’, or do we simply create our own meaning as individuals?

Join us on 29th March at 7.30pm as we bring together leading voices from the fields of philosophy, theology and the creative arts to collectively consider some of these enduring questions and what they might have to offer us as we begin the long journey to recovery from the Covid–19 pandemic.

The event will begin with the debut screening of our very first Sacred short animated film by award winning director and filmmaker Emily Downe, bringing us into the world of a young girl who, in pursuit of her dreams, ends up detached from others and the world around her.

The film prompts us to consider the value of human connection and community and will provide a launchpad for a thoroughly rich conversation about its themes with our expert panel.

The panel will include theologian Professor Miroslav Volf, whose episode of The Sacred podcast inspired the film, philosopher Julian Baggini and former Head of Content at The School of Life Sarah Stein Lubrano.

You can subscribe to The Sacred podcast on Spotify here.


Emily Downe is an animation director. She has an MA in Documentary Animation from the Royal College of Art. Alongside working as Creative Designer at Theos, she works independently as an animation director, specialising in documentary short film, and she is a co–director of Studio Desk (studio–

Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He has written or edited more than 20 books, over 100 scholarly articles, and his work has been featured in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Christian Century and Sojourners among others.

Julian Baggini is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of over 20 books about philosophy, the co–founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine and has written for numerous international newspapers and magazines.

Sarah Stein Lubrano is a learning designer, content strategist, and researcher at Oxford University studying political theory and its relationship to psychology. For many years she was the Head of Content at The School of Life in London.

You will receive the Zoom link in your booking confirmation. Please note the event will be recorded. The event is free but if you would like to make a donation this option is available when you book your place. Any donation is much appreciated.


March 29, 2021
3:30 pm EDT
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