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The New Gospel: A blessed recommendation from Bishop Bonny

| 29 March 2021
Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp watched The New Gospel and saw that it was good.

Who was Jesus Christ and, above all, who is he today? How would he go about meeting people in a simple and down-to-earth way and dealing with incomprehension and opposition? What contrary message does he have for our society and what injustice would he oppose? In his The New Gospel, Milo Rau provides a unique answer to these questions. In doing so, he does not shy away from controversy and interweaves the classic passion story with a social indictment and struggle for more justice and human dignity in southern Italy.

With his documentary, feature film and social manifesto against what Pope Francis calls the 'globalisation of indifference', he wants to give a voice to the oppressed and new apostles of our time: the African migrants and tomato pickers who are becoming fishers of men in Jesus' footsteps. Cameroonian activist Yvan Sagnet shines in his hardened, atypical rendition of the new Messiah.

the rich symbolism and impressive soundtrack make The New Gospel a deeply human, pastoral story that leaves no one unmoved

The painful beauty of Matera - which contrasts sharply with the impoverished living conditions of the farm workers -, the rich symbolism and impressive soundtrack make The New Gospel a deeply human, pastoral story that leaves no one unmoved. Starting again with Jesus Christ: Milo Rau shows us a raw, disarming and contemporary take on the power of a new Easter start during this Holy Week.

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