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The movie

Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years.

Now, for the first-time ever, a new [3D/2D] giant screen film adventure immerses audiences in a spectacular cinematic journey—soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City—so they can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions.

JERUSALEM, explores on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this enigmatic city.

JERUSALEM gives audiences a rare glimpse of the ancient, storied city, as well as exclusive access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of the region—including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, and the mountain fortress of Masada.  Filmmakers were granted special permission in the region’s strict no-fly zone, enabling them to capture the first-ever large format aerial images of the Old City and throughout the Holy Land.

Audiences will discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. They will also join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people.



Cast & filmaker

Dr. Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism.  She has participated on 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece and has appeared in programs for the National Geographic Channel, History Channel, PBS and the BBC. Since 2011 Magness has directed an excavation project at Huqoq, in Galilee.

Farah Ammouri

Farah Ammouri graduated High School in Jerusalem from Rosary Sisters High School in the summer of 2013.  She has since moved to Texas to study pure sciences at Collin County College.  Following the completion of her studies in America, she plans to return to Jerusalem to work as either a Genetic Engineer or a Neurologist.

Nadia Tadros

Nadia Tadros is studying Marketing at Birzeit University in the Palestinian Territories and also pursuing her musical education at the Magnificat Institute in Jerusalem with a major in Vocal Studies.  A talented singer/songwriter who has recorded several of her own songs, she has dreamed of being a performer from a young age.

Revital Zacharie

Revital Zacharie is a recent graduate from Pelech High School in Jerusalem.  She is a gifted dancer who has been studying ballet and contemporary dance since the age of 7.  She has yet to decide where she will study after she completes two years of service with the Israel Defense Forces.  She hopes to study in the fields of Political Science, International Relations and Israeli Public Relations.

Daniel Ferguson, Producer, Writer, Director

Daniel Ferguson has worked on numerous films for IMAX and giant screen theaters. Most recently, he was Line Producer and Script Editor on Journey to Mecca, Co-writer and Associate Director on Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France, and Line Producer on Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. Daniel graduated from McGill University with degrees in History and Comparative Religions.  Between 2009-2013, he made 14 trips to Jerusalem and spent 6 months living there with his family. He is an active board member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association and the Alter-ciné Foundation, which provides grants to filmmakers in the developing world.


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