Female Christ is first and foremost, an artistic and experimental project. As we do not necessarily want to recreate the reality due to historical purposes, after all this is simply a message which must prevail. When you see the suffering and the agony of a woman on the cross, you also see her weakness, sensitivity, fragility, sensuality, courage and even her beauty! This is a one of a kind message despite our difference.
We also hope to provide you with a glimpse of women’s attribute not only physically but also morally by our short films and pictures. According to Female Christ, women are not only different but they are equal to men. We are well aware some people will disagree with our philosophy or our visions. Perhaps this may upset some viewers as they will see a woman in the role of Jesus. Nevertheless, in today’s modern world, women are taking more of a stand in society by carrying on men occupations, even political leader ship. We think it is about time to change the traditions, conventions and our views. The Christ in his own way tried to teach us a new perspective on life, new way of thinking and a brazen way to challenge the establishment of his time and society. Unfortunately the world, in which he lived, was not ready for this kind of change. However, we certainly can learn from his teaching even if his death was a huge loss for all humanity.
Finally, we would like to broaden the minds concerning equality of the sexes in today’s society, not only in our society but also abroad. We now know the Christ had some women amongst his acolytes and was very close to Marie-Madeleine. We have every reason to believe Jesus saw women as his equal. In the Roman society, ruled by man, where almost all women were treated as they were next to nothing, we can assert Jesus was a pioneer by the way he paid attention to women’s needs and by trying to give her a bigger place in this very sexiest society. This is perhaps one of his main fulfillments which the church neglected to teach us, however it is never too late for the truth.
Now we would like to give a quick glimpse of how the crucifixion became the primary tool for execution in antiquity. Before the crucifixion was introduced to the Romans, it had already been in place amongst the Persians, Phoenicians, and the Carthaginians. It is Alexander the Great, who introduced crucifixion to the Greek Roman world. In Rome, this was considered to be an unworthy act of a good Roman citizen. Only slaves and non-Roman citizen were subjected to be crucified. In Rome, men were not only crucified, women were as well. According to historians, Flavius Josephe, had crucified 3630 Jews including women and children to defeat the Rebellion of 66 AD. Execution by stoning was used towards the Jews. Today, we still debate and question, if the Christ was a Jew, why was he not stoned to death and not crucified?