DIRECTOR, AUTHOR OF THE SCREENPLAY: Milo Rau
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Thomas Eirich-Schneider
EDITING: Katja Dringenberg
SOUND: Marco Teufen, Julian Joseph
SOUND DESIGN: Dieter Lengacher, Guido Keller
MUSIC: Vinicio Capossela, Elia Rediger, Ras Bamba
INVOLVED TV CHANNELS: ZDF/ARTE, SRF/SRG SSR
PRODUCTION: Milo Rau/IIPM, Fruitmarket, Langfilm
DURATION: 107 min.
DATES: 2, October | 16:30
VENUE: Art printing house, Pocket Hall
What would Jesus preach in the 21st century? If he lived today, what people would he fight for? Who would his apostles be? In “The New Gospel” Milo Rau and his team return to the origins of the gospel.
The protagonist of “The New Gospel” is the Cameroonian activist Yvan Sagnet, the first black Jesus in European film history. In 2011, he himself works on a tomato farm when he starts to revolt against the exploitation of rural workers in the south of Italy. For this film, he revisits the largest refugee camp near Matera, the city in the south of Italy where Pier Paolo Pasolini and Mel Gibson previously shot their films on the life of Jesus. Sagnet finds his apostles in the camp. Together they set up the “Rivolta della dignita”, the Revolt of Dignity.