CinemaDivina with Marilyn Freeman

September 7, 2019 – April 18, 2020
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Contemplative Practice

Derived from the ancient prayer process, lectio divina (sacred reading), Marilyn Freeman’s “CinemaDivina” is a communal, contemplative film screening process working with her short lyrical video essays created for this shared contemplative practice. To register go to:

“Mercy” Official Selection of the Oregon Documentary Film Festival

Deeply honored! Screens March 23, Saturday, 8:45pm, at the Avalon Theater in Portland.



Mercy at Oregon Independent Film Festival


MERCY is an Official Selection of the Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019.

A meditation on mercy leads to the religious origins of racism and white supremacy. MERCY is a selection from CinemaDivina–a collection of  video essays created especially for contemplative practice.

MERCY is also an Official Selection of the 2019 Cutting Edge Film Festival & the Oregon Independent Film Festival.

“Mercy” ― by Marilyn Freeman.
Copyright © 2017 Marilyn Freeman. All rights reserved.

Sanctuary & Sustenance



On the Form of the Video Essay