Why is there a polarization between the Left and the Right within American Society? Why are there millions of Americans waiting for the end of the world? How does that effect American foreign policy in the Middle East? Why is Christian Pop Culture a growing multi-billion dollar industry? How does spirituality express through the American Dream?
American Jesus is an exploration of Christianity in every faction of American Life, from the breadline to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches in the ex-urbs. Christian cowboys, bikers and musicians, comedians, surfers and cage-fighters, they are all doing it for Christ.
Aram Garriga travels from his native Barcelona to the politically divided United States to chronicle the sometimes bizarre relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions in this uniquely American tableaux. Populated by an array of religious and secular characters offering candid, often illuminating testimonials, American Jesus is a vivid mosaic of personalities and conflicting points of view that emerges as a portrait of an America yearning for solace and meaning in the modern world.
"The main goal of the film will be triggering the debate and the questioning, from a non-judgmental perspective, on what’s the current state of American Faith and what are its real social and political implications." (Adam Garriga)
Directed by Aram Garriga, U.S.A./Spain, 2013, 80 mins.Official site Producer interview Huffington Post Village Voice