Israel / Canada 2016, 83 min, Hebrew, English and Greek, Hebrew & English subtitles

“Jaffa Gate Is Ours!” screamed the headlines in 2005. Greek Orthodox Patriarch Irineos was accused of selling church property to Jewish settlers. He denied all the accusations. But for the first time in the church’s 2000-year history, its leader was ousted. For 11 long years, Irineos was imprisoned in his chambers. In this first-person account, filmmaker Danae Elon unravels what really happened to the former Patriarch. With unprecedented access to the inner workings of the church, a riveting, mysterious, disturbing, and often humorous story is revealed about an unknown world within the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.

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  • Tue 24.05 20:30 Cinemateque 3 More Details Filmmaker Present
  • Wed 25.05 20:30 The Arab-Jewish Community Center Jaffa More Details Filmmaker Present Free Entrance
  • Fri 27.05 17:15 Cinemateque 1 More Details Filmmaker Present
Director & Script: Danae Elon
Production: Danae Elon, Paul Cadieux
Production Company: Entre Deux Mondes
Editing: Sophie Farkas Bolla
Cinematography: Itamar Mendes Flohr
Soundtrack: Benoit Dame
Music: Peter Venne
World Sales: danae elon (


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