La fille du Sacrifice (The daughter of Sacrifice)
21 and 22.09.23 | 20h
Place: Espace Magh
While visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Ibra incidentally stumbles upon one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces, “The sacrifice of Isaac”. For this pious young believer, a great-great-granddaughter of Abraham, this piece is an arrow to the heart.
Seeing this piece triggers her understanding that the words of love common to the three great Abrahamic religions have been systematically perverted by wholly patriarchal religious institutions. Distraught, Ibra starts the process of “de-conversion”.
Little by little, she brings her beliefs into question to uncover the inner source of her spirituality. Liberated from the shackles that have been dictating her fate thus far, she draws on her divine essence from within and regains her independence before embarking on the path of reconversion.
Jerusalem, a city at the confluence of two worlds, plays a crucial role in this process. An intersection of East and West, it embodies the friction between the two poles of its heritage, the two civilisations that constitute its very identity.
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