All over the world, in every society, there are objects that have special power over people. An individual object might hold power over only one group or even just one person, but the phenomenon of “power objects” is universal.
The central idea behind the new motion picture “MANA—beyond belief” is that the way people behave in the presence of these power objects reveals a process of the human mind which is fundamental and universal: belief. Belief is not just religion; it drives the stock market, it determines how we deal with history and our personal memories, it underlies racism and war. Bringing together diverse cultures, characters, visual styles, music and fascinating objects, MANA helps us see the essential, invisible element underlying them all.