• Still from Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot

    Still from Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot

The Film

Despite a long tradition of separating church from state, America’s religious communities and grassroots organizations are having an increasingly powerful role in the political process. In Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot, Israeli filmmaker Ilan Ziv goes on a 2,000-mile journey across the country stopping at isolated towns and farms, rural churches, and mosques to discover the complex relationship between faith and politics during the 2008 presidential primary elections.

The Filmmakers

  1. ilan ZivProducer/Director
  2. Serge GordeyProducer

Serge Gordey and Ilan Ziv have been collaborating for 12 years, including on Ziv Safe Haven, the groundbreaking investigation of the role of the United Nations in the fall of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.