L'Évangile de la révolution

by François-Xavier Drouet

Contemporary Lives

Doc, Italian Premiere

(France / 2024 / 115’)

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The revolutionary fervor that swept through Latin America in the 20th century owes much to the participation of millions of Christians who engaged in political struggles in the name of their faith. Driven by liberation theology, they challenged military regimes and oligarchies, risking their lives. Reversing Marx's idea that religion is the opium of the people, the film explores the experiences of men and women who believed that the revolution was the advent of God’s Kingdom on earth, rather than in heaven.