The Prophet and The Space Aliens

Yoav Shamir, Israel/Austria/2020

86 minutes, French/Japanese/Jula/English with English subtitles

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


Yoav Shamir, based in Tel-Aviv, is an award-winning documentary film and television director, producer and cinematographer. His work reflects his passion to probe and uncover difficult and polarizing subject matters. Yoav Shamir’s films have screened at international film festivals, and were broadcast on the following channels internationally: Arte/ZDF, VPRO, BBC, Channel 4, Sundance Channel, ITVS, SBS Australia, CBC Canada, SVT, DR1, Israeli Channel 2, Israeli Channel 1, Israeli Channel 8, France 5, and Canal+. His critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary feature films include: Marta & Luis (2001), Checkpoint (2003), 5 Days (2005), Flipping Out (2007) and Defamation (2009).