The Prophet and the Space Aliens


“The Prophet and The Space Aliens” follows Rael, who after an alleged encounter with extraterrestrials – that appointed him the “last prophet” – became the founder and leader of the world’s biggest UFO religion.

What is the difference between a cult and religion? Why is it easier for us to accept the story of a man who talked to a burning bush than it is to accept the story of a man who received a prophecy from extraterrestrials? Had there been documentaries about celebrated prophets made during their lifetimes, what kinds of uncomfortable secrets would’ve been revealed?

The story of this modern day prophet and his ambitious attempts to venture into new territories in search of loyal followers, sheds light on the many themes and questions that religion and faith lay bare.

Director: Yoav Shamir

Producer: Yoav Shamir, Tanya Aizikovich, Steven Markovitz

Co Producer: WILDart FILM


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Production Company: Yoav Shamir Films
Duration: 86 min. ,52 min.
Date of Release: 03/2020
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: English, French
Subtitles: Hebrew, English, French, German
Unavailable Territories: Israel, Austria, South Africa

Festivals & Awards

  • Thessaloniki
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    Official selection

  • DocEdge
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  • Fantasia
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  • DocAviv
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  • Odessa
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  • Chicago International
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  • DocsMX
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  • DoVille
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Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation, ORF, VPRO, ICI Radio-Canada, ICI RDI

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts


Biography, Creative Documentary, Entertainment, History, Human Interest / Social Issues, Investigative, Newest Arrivals, Portrait, Religion, Spirituality