By Danae ELON

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Documentary - Completed 2017

The Patriarch of the Greek Church in Jerusalem is imprisoned in his room for over a decade. Demoted to the rank of a simple monk after being accused of selling church lands to Jewish Settlers he claims his innocence.

& Awards

DocAviv Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
DOC NYC 2016
Official Selection
New York Jewish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2017
Official Selection
Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary
New York City Greek Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Montreal Greek Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary Film
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Danae ELON
    • Writer(s)
    • Danae ELON, Sophie FARKAS BOLLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul CADIEUX (Productions Entre Deux Mondes), Danae ELON (Productions Entre Deux Mondes)
    • Synopsis
    • “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