This screening is introduced by Nicola Runciman, University of Manchester. This introduction will be BSL interpreted and the film will include English subtitles.
Michael believes he is Christ, everyone else thinks he’s a fool: only a miracle can repair their faith. Receiving news of an old friend in desperate need, he embarks on a barefoot pilgrimage through the Atacama Desert, an area blighted by an exploitative mining industry and in dire need of faith in something. Chilean director Murray said of his docufiction piece: “Holding no current religious beliefs myself, I made this film because I am convinced that in pondering faith, we can uncover the social conflicts that have historically plagued us as a country and society: those deserts that have marked our humanity.”