Israel Through the Lens of Director and Filmmaker, Chris Atkins
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Until the Pandemic put the brakes on, Canadian Filmmaker, Chris Atkins had been going to Israel multiple times a year since 2005. “I know Jerusalem better than Toronto,” Chris tells Jeff. In this episode of “Keeping it Israel” we learn about Israel from the unique lens of the filmmaker who has experienced and observed it from the sky, up-close-and-personal, and literally (or archaeologically) inside-out. Having sampled food all over the country, multiple times, Chris insists that Israeli food is unbeatable in flavour and variety; he talks about how as a creator of media he is infuriated by how Israel is constantly misrepresented in  mainstream media; but what has impacted Chris most about his constant contact with Israel are the ‘Indiana Jones’ style adventures he has experienced there – crawling through ancient tombs and tunnels, and exploring the Israel Antiques Authority Warehouse – experiences which have confirmed for him, that the Bible is not just a “book of fables.” In fact, from his perspective, “If you don’t appreciate Jewish culture, you don’t fully appreciate the Bible or Jesus himself.”

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