JERUSALEM

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JERUSALEM

March 23, 2017
7:00 PM

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It may be as close as a person can get to praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall, without actually going there. (The Washington Post)

There will be a Q&A session immediately following the film with Father Josh Thomas, Kids 4 Peace Director, and Susan Barocas, part of the JERUSALEM film-making team.

Director/Writer/Producer: Daniel Ferguson

Nat Geo Documentary | 2015 | English | 43 Minutes

Awards: Best Film, Short Subject & Best Cinematography, 2014 Giant Screen Cinema Association

Synopsis

Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years.

JERUSALEM is a breathtaking film that explores on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this ancient, enigmatic place. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek into the Darkness,” PBS’s “Sherlock”), JERUSALEM tells the story of what it means to live in Jerusalem today from the perspective of three female teenagers (Jewish, Christian and Muslim) and their families who have long-standing ties to the city; a story by the renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, which looks at Jerusalem’s past and reveals some of its mysteries; and a spiritual story examining how Jerusalem became a holy city for half our population.

The project is passionately committed to promoting co-existence between the three Abrahamic faiths on an unprecedented scale.