Jerusalem is a sacred city to half the people on Earth, but still very much an enigma.
A new giant-screen film premiering at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on Friday seeks to bring Jerusalem and the Holy Land to life, exploring the intersection of science, history and religion on a grand scale in this historic city.
“Jerusalem,” showing in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, is narrated by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch known for “The Imitation Game.” It transports audiences to such iconic sites as 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 to film in the region’s strict no-fly zone, enabling them to capture the first-ever large-format aerial images of the Old City and the Holy Land.
Through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call the Israeli capital home, audiences will discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions.
The 45-minute film is an original production from Cosmic Picture and Arcane Pictures and distributed by National Geographic Studios.
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