The Messenger [documentary]
#GLCFF2016 Official Selection
Inspired by the life story of Jacob Damkani, one of most well-known Messianic Jewish figures in the world, this exciting documentary tells the story of Jacob, who grew up in Israel to an impoverished family and ends up turning to crime. He escapes to N.Y where he discovers the Messianic faith that recognizes Jesus as the Messiah. The faith completely transforms Jacob and leads him back to Israel as a missionary to spread the belief. He soon finds himself in a struggle against his family who refuse to accept him and his beliefs as well as against the orthodox establishment that threatens his life.
“The Messenger ” is an emotional film about a man who found a new spirit through his belief in “God the Son.” A film about a man who in his eyes, found the true way of the Jewish faith, a way he believes in with all of his heart against all odds.