30 Mar.'21
- 19:25

followed by a conversation with Milo Rau at 21:15

Watch the movie with French subtitles here.
​​​​​​​Watch the movie with Dutch subtitles here.

​​​​​​​The online screening will be followed by a conversation in English between Milo Rau and Nicky Aerts ​​​​​​​(Klara) at 21:15. You can follow the discussion via our website, Facebook and YouTube.

​​​​​​​In the past, both Pier Paolo Pasolini and Mel Gibson filmed the crucifixion of Jesus in the southern Italian city of Matera. In 2019, Matera became the backdrop for a new passion play. This time, Jesus was played by Yvan Sagnet, who defends the rights of the illegal workers exploited by a mafia-led agricultural system. Many of these workers are refugees from Africa who have nowhere else to go.

The New Gospel is both a Jesus film, and a glimpse behind the scenes. We see Sagnet grow into his role as Jesus, while in between mobilizing groups of laborers working nearby Matera into a large-scale protest dubbed the “Revolt of Dignity.” And dignity is precisely what this film is aiming towards in its portraits of activists and actors alike.
The Swiss director Milo Rau is also artistic director of the Belgian city theater NTGent, since the 2018/2019 season. He wants his work to “not only portray the world, but change it.” This project is more than simply a film or a play, because it has led to better housing for the migrants, and the founding of a Fair-Trade label for tomatoes.

Practical information

The film is available at the price of 8 EUR. 

Guidelines to watch the movie: 

- Create a connection on https://www.mylum.tv/fr/accueil by clicking 'connect'.
- To see the movie, you must log in (e-mail + password) on mylum.tv/home
- Click on https://www.mylum.tv/fr/action/thenewgospel 
- Buy a ticket for 8 euros by clicking on the movie poster
- Start the session online 


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