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The New Gospel for the first time in Belgian cinema

| 17 September 2021
'The New Gospel', the film about the life of Jezus by director Milo Rau, can be seen at Cinema Sphinx on 23 and 25 September.

What message would Jesus proclaim if he were alive today? Who would his apostles be? In The New Gospel, voted Documentary of the Year in Switzerland, 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. He himself works on a tomato farm in 2011 when he decides to revolt against the exploitation of rural workers in the south of Italy.

For the film, Yvan Sagnet again visits the largest refugee camp near Matera, the city in the south of Italy where Pier Paolo Pasolini and Mel Gibson previously filmed the life of Jesus. Sagnet finds his apostles there, and together with them sets up the Revolt of Dignity (Rivolta della dignita).

After numerous international and online screenings, the film will now also be shown on the big screen in Belgium, on the 23rd (8PM) and 25th of September (5.30PM) in Cinema Sphinx.

The screening on the 23rd is followed by an aftertalk with protagonist Yvan Sagnet organised by Sans papiers Brussel & Ghent without Borders

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