In a distant region among the forests of Russia, Jesus Christ walks the earth again. At least, that is the claim of Vissarion, a man who says he is the reincarnated Son of God. Many people believe him, and a community has risen around this mysterious man – a community some dismiss as a cult.
Tom Clarke, a GUSTie in his final year, undertook to understand the Vissarion Community last summer. Travelling to the Siberian Taiga forests, spending five days at the Abode of Dawn; he has recorded his experiences, with footage ranging from a spine tingling ceremony to an interview with the supposed messiah himself.
A deluded zealot who has deceived others? A cynical con-man with a flair for theatre? Or maybe – just maybe- something more? Watch the documentary and decide for yourself.