Jakub Gajdoš | Slovakia | 2017 | 14'
Category - Far Right Near Us
Religious fanaticism may take on different forms. While some people blow themselves up, others wear masks of Jesus Christ. The film portrays everyday life in Nebojsa, a village in South Slovakia on the border with Hungary. A young priest and his mother make masks with the face of Jesus Christ, believing that these will be the best "protection" against an "immigrant invasion". In solemn procession, members of their parish walk through the village wearing the masks, hoping that by doing so they will banish the "evil spirits" of Islam. Be they a balaclava-clad Jihadist or a Jesus Mask-Wearer guarding the Christian faith, religious fanatics reveal their faces everywhere...
Production Company:Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica