“You are nobody if you don’t remember where you come from.” – Father David Neuhaus
Drawing from this powerful statement, “One Rock, Three Religions” explores humanity’s
connection to one of the world’s most revered and disputed places, Jerusalem’s Haram
Al Sharif or The Temple Mount.
Jerusalem has been at the center of some of humanity’s most creative and dramatic
periods. Today it finds itself again at the crossroads between East and West.
The Israel Arab conflict has defied resolution for decades. It has horrified and outraged
with its cynicism and cruelty. In the light of recent developments, we find the urgency
to try to “connect” with the history of this place, the people, their beliefs…to finally find a
key which can allow people to accept each other.
Behind the political struggle is a unique and shared connection to the land that always
focuses back on a single place, Jerusalem, and specifically the Temple Mount or
Haram Al Sharif. There can’t be a resolution to the struggle without a mutual recognition
of the site’s relevance and importance to both sides.
“One Rock Three Religions”, takes us on an intimate journey forcing us to open our
hearts and awaken our conscience, as it illuminates what the legendary mountain
means to people around the world as well as to the participants in this terrible conflict.
The film will expose the ramifications that the Holy site has on the political conflict,
including the way it is used to provoke violence, while uncovering layers of history and
taking into account the most recent archaeological finds.
This film will offer historical, anthropological, and religious insight, but it is a film about
the present. It is a film about what creates the current situation in Jerusalem and what we
can do about it. Our core message lays in the belief that every side needs to be respectfully
heard and this enables the film to reveal its most striking secret… that we share so much
more than we would ever allow ourselves to believe.
A LOOKBACK AND QUINN STUDIOS PRODUCTION.
Written and Edited by
Director of Photography
Valentina Castellani Quinn
Mohammed Akbar Khan