Work In Progress: “Orthodox Intifada”


Spiritual leaders or real estate investors? Brothers or tyrants? What is the role of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine? From an intimate and personal perspective, the film follows Christian Palestinians, as they unfold the unknown story of the ‘Greek Occupation’ in the Holy Land.



‘Orthodox Intifada’ is a feature documentary set in the Bethlehem region, the famous Palestinian area broadly known as the ‘Holy Land’. Following extraordinary characters from the local Christian community, it deals with the social and political effects of the Greek-Palestinian co-existence under the Orthodox religious pact. Accompanying friends and relatives who fight for religious rights, the film goes deep into the problems raided in everyday life by the decision making of Greek orthodox authority, but also the political dangers that threaten the national and international boundaries.