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Holy Air
81 min

Director: Shady Srour

Producer: Itai Tamir

Cast: Shady Srour, Laetitia Eido, Shmulik Calderon

In this witty comedy, a Nazareth businessman must negotiate with the holy city’s rulers, gangsters and his own family, when he tries one last get rich scheme – selling “holy air”.

Adam (writer/director Shady Srour) is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman who runs a foundation for women’s rights.

With a string of failed business ideas behind him and in urgent need of cash, Adam comes up one last brilliant idea – selling Holy Air. Taking to the streets and selling to tourists the very air that the Virgin Mary breathed is a sure fire winner. But a venture like this requires the cooperation of the three powerful cultures ruling Nazareth – the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia boss and Catholic officials.

In a politically unstable world where religion is just another merchandise can the Holy Air be Adam’s salvation or is it just an illusion?

Viewer advice: not recommended for children under the age of 15 without parental guidance.