Agora - A film about Hypatia of Alexandria
I was introduced to this film by Internet Infidel Richard Carrier on his blog. It is a multifaceted historical fiction film about the clash of Christian, Pagan and Jewish cultures in the city of Alexandria. At the center of this maelstrom is a Neoplatonic scholar named Hypatia. She quietly but doggedly pursues her scientific research while the three factions threaten to rip each other apart.
I saw it on a postcard sized film screen at Cinema Village in NYC. A film like this deserves a bigger venue.
This is to alert the people of this site about a grand and insightful film which does not depict Christians, Jews, Pagans or Nonbelievers in two-dimensional caricatures. It does however address the problems of zealotry, violence and persecution.
Search your local movie theaters for this magnificent story. If you can't find it, well, there's always Netflix. Perhaps it will be available there soon.