A Black Jesus

a film by Luca Lucchesi

A Black Jesus

Germany | 2020 | 92:00 min

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For many centuries, in a small Sicilian town, people have been worshipping a statue of a black Jesus. 19 year old Edward from Ghana, a resident of the refugee centre which is the subject of great controversy in the village, asks to carry the statue in the annual procession and to stand next to the locals that bear its cart. The community is divided over the response. On a journey exploring the source of fear and prejudice against "the others", the inhabitants of this small European village are called upon to question their own identity, starting with the very icon of their faith: a black Jesus.
UNAFF — United Nations Association Film Festival
63 DOK Leipzig
Special Award — 42 Efebo D’Oro
„Centro die Ricerca per la Narrativa e il Cinema“
Milano IFF
This Human World Film Festival Vienna
33 IDFA — Docs for Sale

42 FF Max Ophuels Preis

Cast and Crew
  • Director Luca Lucchesi
  • Producer Wim Wenders, Léa Germain
  • Director of Photography Luca Lucchesi
  • Editor Edoardo Morabito
  • Sound Francesco Vitaliti
  • Score Roy Paci
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