Director, Camera, Editor
Italian Producer: Luisa Izzo
Music: Johnny Ripper, courtesy of FMA
Location: Palermo, Sicily

Over 20 years ago a Sicilian man left his life in the city to live in an abandoned building on top of Monte Gallo. He changed his name to Israel and dedicated his life to Judaism.

Israel lives as a hermit, slowly decorating his magnificent sanctuary. The themes in his mosaics are the from the book of revelation, the apocalypse, the struggle between good and evil, sacrifice and redemption.

“I’m a bricklayer, I don’t see myself as an artist, because I never did these things. The Lord inspires me to do these things, I’m awaiting the inspiration to go to Jerusalem.”