a film by Hendrik Lietmann, Matthias Tränkle


Germany | 2012 | 90:00 min

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Society Migration Religion

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MORE JESUS tells the story of the charismatic and ambitious preacher Edmund Sackey-Brown from Ghana who wants to establish a 5,000-capacity megachurch in the German Ruhr region. His vision seems to be foolhardy and hopeless as the number of believers in this country has steadily decreased since the 1960s and churches are being closed. Yet, Edmund believes in the breakthrough of his idea along the lines of the Pentecostal churches in the United States and in Africa, where
some churches have more than 50,000 members. Edmund Sackey-Brown is part of a ‘reverse mission’: more and more churches from newly industrialized countries, where Christianity is growing rapidly, send large numbers of missionnaries to Europe to convert people to Christianity. Sackey-Brown and the 500 members of his 'Lighthouse' community begin the Re-Christianization of Germany in a supermarket in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The community, which consists mainly of African migrants, has purchased a former Edeka market building and intends to convert it into a mission center. The film accompanies this ambitious project and tells the story of a special kind of culture clash.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Hendrik Lietmann, Matthias Tränkle
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HUPE Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Antwerpener Str. 14, 50672 Köln

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