Jerusalem’s Father Christmas

Nov 11, 2023 | Culture, Social, Videos

Issa Kassissieh has been bringing joy to children’s lives for years, using his Santa costume to create Christmas wonderlands in Jerusalem’s Old City. But with the pandemic sweeping the world, he faces an unprecedented challenge to his mission. How can he keep making kids’ eyes light up when there are curfews, face masks – not to mention low morale – to deal with?
Issa’s story is one of passion, commitment and a love for spreading kindness and love. Graduating from the renowned “Santa Claus University” in the USA, he learned how to create magic with families and children, taking photos and chatting casually. But this year, his training is being put to the test in ways he never could have imagined. Join us for a documentary that explores the inspiring story of a man determined to keep the festive spirit alive, no matter what the world throws at him.

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