What would Jesus preach in the 21st century? Who would his disciples be? And how would today’s bearers of secular and spiritual power respond to the return and provocations of one of the most influential prophets and social revolutionaries in human history? Set in the southern Italian town of Matera, director Milo Rau and Cameroonian political activist Yvan Sagnet create a biblical story that couldn’t be more topical. An authentically political as well as theatrical and cinematic New Gospel for the 21st century emerges. A manifesto of solidarity with the poorest, a revolt for a more humane world.
Arne Birkenstock for Fruitmarket, Arne Birkenstock for Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH
Olivier Zobrist for Langfilm
Involved TV Channel
ZDF ARTE, SRF SRG SSR, SRF, SRG SSR, ZDF
Maëlle Guenegues for CAT&Docs
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Even in the poorest parts of the U.S., the Christian faithful collect donations for Israel. The controversial connection between evangelical Christians and Jews is partly about belief, and partly about money, power, and politics. …