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by Luca Lucchesi


For many centuries, in a small town on the southern border of Europe, people have been worshipping a statue of a black Jesus. 19-year old Edward from Ghana, guest of the refugee center which is the subject of great debate in the village, asks to carry the statue in the annual procession and to stand next to the white locals that bear its cart. The community is divided. 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 own belief: a black Jesus.

international title: A Black Jesus
original title: A Black Jesus
country: Germany
sales agent: filmdelights
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Luca Lucchesi
screenplay: Luca Lucchesi, Hella Wenders
cinematography by: Luca Lucchesi
film editing: Luca Lucchesi, Edoardo Morabito
music: Roy Paci
co-producer: Eric Friedler
executive producer: Uwe Kiefer
production: Road Movies Filmproduktion, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk

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