The Holy Land from the air

Here’s a little something for your Saturday morning viewing pleasure. This is a seven minute preview of an iMax movie currently in production about Jerusalem and its role as a holy city for the three Abrahamic faiths. The cinematography (all aerial in this clip, although the finished film will include footage from the ground) is gorgeous.

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The movie is scheduled for a 2013 release. If you want to learn more about it, visit

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Sr.Sheila Patenaude, FMM

    Fanatastic! Certainly worth sharing with others. Thanks so much for telling us about this film. The slide show, though lacking the sound of the movie excerpt, has even closer up views.

  • Bob Holmes


    Thanks for the video. Re-posting it on Facebook.

    I’ve just discovered you, and I’m soaking in The Big Book of Christian Mysticism.

    Carl, You write like a scholar who has just exited the libraries of the ancients, shaking the dust off his clothes. Love it!