THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE
Anat Tel | Israel | 75 Min. 2021 | OmeUWATCH ONLINE
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The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is the highest Christian sanctuary and has always been a bone of contention between the different denominations. Here, power conflicts, traditions, and religiously distant humanity shape the everyday life that 80-year-old Father Samuel conveys to us as he proudly strolls through the corridors of his church. Two Muslim families guard the church’s gate keys and have always been in dispute over who is the true guardian. All the while, the Israeli policeman Jonny tries to preserve the fragile status quo.
THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE raises questions about the secular and sometimes bizarre celebration of religion and takes us to a place that seems to consist of a thousand places.
Director: Anat Tel
Producers: Anat Tel, Sasha Klein, Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Screenplay: Anat Tel, Noam Amit
Cinematographer: Yoram Millo
Editor: Noam Amit
Anat Tel has an MFA Cinema and TV degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel. She started in 2005 as a producer in the Documentary Channel 8, and from there, she turned to research and content editing. She worked on sets as script manager and assistant director in series, films, and advertisements. Since 2010 she became a lector for funds, a high school teacher, and directed five documentary films, profiles, and reportage for television and the internet.