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Jesus and Magdalene
Jesus returns to earth. After meeting activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world, he becomes embroiled in three problematic situations. He meets an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetically modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest reserve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies. Along this journey, he meets a series of characters: the ecologists already mentioned, a priest who forces him to take confession, a corrupt local politician, unscrupulous contractors, a police commander forced to play Pilate, the inhabitants of run-down neighbourhood, a wizard who solves all the problems, and a black boy and a gypsy girl in love (Romy and Julian). However, although he limits himself to accompanying Magdalene attempting only to pacify those on bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind. And only the con man – Professor Kacimba – will recognise him. Using irony and sarcasm, the Second Coming of Jesus to Earth broaches recent phenomena of social and political conflict.
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Breathing fresh life into the well-worn “Messiah Returns to Today’s World” trope, Joao Cerqueira creates in JESUS AND MAGDALENE a poignant and hilarious lampoon of modern life. Through a well-crafted alternate reality Cerqueira’s Jesus becomes involved in the revolutionary environmentalist movement, demonstrating not only that climate concerns have been around since at latest the time of Christ, but that addressing those concerns is one of the most Christian things mankind can do.

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06/17/2020
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