creative brief

For Oprah, Belief was a passion project that was three years in the making. She described wanting Belief to make a powerful impact: "Eight years ago, Planet Earth made me fall in love with Earth," says Oprah. "I want Belief to do the same thing—help people connect to their own faith, learn who they are and discover who they are meant to be. This is my “Planet Spirit.” She felt the series was her "love note to viewers."

It was also a labor of love for SLP Creator, Eric Strauss, who co-created and served as Series Director of this groundbreaking seven-part documentary series for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Culled from over 800 hours of interviews with more than 100 people, Belief is a blend of personal narratives and breathtaking imagery. The series introduces characters across the globe, from a 9-year-old Pacific Islander proving his courage and faith by leaping from a 65-foot wooden tower to a grieving mother struggling to forgive her son's murderer.

Called “an epic spiritual series” that is “not to be missed” by The Atlantic, Belief invites viewers to witness some of the world’s most fascinating religious and spiritual journeys through the eyes of believers. Traveling to the far reaches of the world, and to places cameras have rarely been, these stories lead us all to ask: “What do you believe?”