Hawa Moqaddas "Holy Air" is an absurd Tragi-Comedy film about Adam who receives a “new annunciation” in the annunciation city NAZARETH. Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights.
When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. He feels strangled in his daily life to the point that he can no longer breathe air, whilst pilgrims from all over the world come to visit his birthplace to breathe “Holy Air”
Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big. And what’s better to sell in the Holy Land
other than the very air that Virgin Mary breathed during her annunciation? But in order to, as one priest tells Adam during confession, “bring such product into the market” he needs to find allies from the three cultures ruling over Nazareth – the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia boss and the Catholic Church officials.
In a politically unstable world where religion is just another merchandise, can the Holy Air be Adam’s salvation or is it just an illusion?
The Film divulges upon three basic rights: to bear children, to make a career and to be born and die with honor. The background is harsh political reality the on-going Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Inter-relation between Muslims and Christians, a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. "Holy Air" is an ironic drama in which religious, economic, social and political interests clash together, portraying an absurd reality combined with humoristic approach.