Twenty five years ago, Sergei Torop was a cop on the beat in Minusinsk, Russia. Now he lives in Sun City, a hand-made settlement that his followers have created in the forest in Southern Siberia, far away from a world they believe is heading for catastrophe.
Torop’s transformation to Vissarion Christ, the Son of God, began in 1991 when the Soviet Union was falling apart. Many Russians wanted something new to believe in, and thousands left their homes to follow him.
This documentary follows the biggest festival of the year in Vissarion’s settlement, when their Christ comes down from the mountain to bless them. Filmmaker George Carey then follows Vissarion deeper into the forest to question him face to face: will he, like Jesus, die for mankind?