Mount of Olives – overlooking Temple Mount. Tradition proclaims this is the closest point on earth to heavenly sanctity, and burial here ensures proximity to eternity. Yet among the tombs we find the living: those who have elected to live in the shadow of death in the hope of finding eternal life. Ibrahim Abu Al Hawa, Aviya and Amital Cohen, Nun Mother Catherine: each character acts under the influence of the Mount’s sanctity to promote its own personal redemption. But the earthly reality of conflicted Jerusalem cracks the holy aura that engulfs the place.