A BLACK JESUS
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, 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.
Director: Luca Lucchesi
Idea: Luca Lucchesi, Hella Wenders
Camera: Luca Lucchesi
Sound: Francesco Vitaliti
Editor: Edoardo Morabito
Original Soundtrack by: Roy Paci
Producers: Wim Wenders, Léa Germain
Produced by: Wim Wenders, Road Movies
Co-Produced by: Eric Friedler, Silke Schütze (NDR)
Funded by: FFA nordmedia, Regione Sicilia, Sicilia Film Commission
German Distribution: Filmwelt Verleihagentur
World Sales: filmdelights