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The Patriarch’s Room

Directed by: Danae Elon
83 Minutes, 2016

“Jaffa Gate is in our Hands” read the newspaper headlines in the 2005. Greek Patriarch Irineos was charged with selling church property to the settlers. He denied it and claimed false accusation. For the first time in 2000 – years of the Greek Orthodox Church was ousted as chairman and imprisoned in his room for 11 years. Director Danae Elon revealing, firsthand testimony, what happened to the deposed patriarch and manages to provide a rare glimpse into the depths of the Church’s conduct. The story revealed a mysterious, disturbing impulses and even funny at times. The story of a world withdrawn and selling in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem.


Director: Danae Elon