The legend of Lalibela (Ethiopia)

2016 • 26' • French, English & Neutral Spanish

Poster of The legend of Lalibela (Ethiopia)

Director(s): Agnes Molia & Nathalie Laville • Producer(s): Tournez S'Il Vous Plait • Coproducer(s): ARTE • Format(s): HD

A small town lost in the heart of the Ethiopian mountains, Lalibela has attracted tens of thousands of Orthodox pilgrims every year for the past 800 years. They come to visit one of the 12 rock-hewn churches, listed as world heritage by UNESCO. Until now, the origins of these monolithic churches were shrouded in legend. Yet archaeologists are now providing a more scientific - though less poetic - perspective on the history of this holy place. 

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