"Illuminating and disturbing" - The Hollywood Reporter | "Mind-boggling" - Jewish Film Review | RECOMMENDED - Educational Media Reviews Online | RECOMMENDED - Video Librarian
Politics + Policy • Religious Studies • Jewish Studies • Christian Studies • International Studies • American Studies • Middle East Studies • Social Studies
Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 76 minutes | Language: English, Hebrew, and Arabic with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Maya Zinshtein | Producers: John Battsek, Abraham Troen & Maya Zinshtein
Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Among them are the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town. They donate sacrificially to Israel’s foremost philanthropic organization, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, because they fervently believe the Jews are crucial to Jesus’s return. This film traces this unusual relationship, from rural Kentucky to the halls of government in Washington, through the moving of the American Embassy in Jerusalem and to the annexation plan of the West-Bank. With unparalleled access, the film exposes a stunning backstory of the Trump and Netanyahu administrations, where financial, political and messianic motivations intersect with the apocalyptic worldview that is insistently reshaping American foreign policy toward Israel and the Middle-East.