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TICKET TO JERUSALEM

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TICKET TO JERUSALEM

Director: Rashid Masharawi
Palestine   |   2002   |   85 minutes
Arabic, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis Writer/director Rashid Masharawi's inspired hybrid of documentary and fiction begins in a refugee camp near Ramallah. Jabir runs a mobile cinema from his old truck throughout the West Bank while his wife works to bring emergency medical care to Palestinians. Both navigate endless checkpoints and other obstacles by looking for creative solutions. When Jabir is invited by a spirited schoolteacher to make an open-air screening in the old city of Jerusalem, he becomes obsessed with the idea of this pilgrimage and begins to investigate the possibilities.

About the Director Born in Gaza in 1962, Rashid Masharawi is a Palestinian director living in Ramallah. At the age of 18, he started working in the cinema industry. He worked on over 20 films before he started directing his own. Furthermore, he established the Cinema Production & Distribution Center in 1996.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2004 film series.



CAST

Jabber - Ghassan Abbas
Sana’ - Areen Omary
Abu Anan - George Ibrahim
Rabab - Reem Ilo
Kamal - Imad Farageen
Um Ibraheem - Najah Abu Al-Heja

CREW

Director - Rashid Masharawi
Writer - Rashid Masharawi
Camera - Baudouin Koenig
Editing - Nestor Sanz & Jan Hendriks
Sound - Hanna Abu Sada
Music - Samir Jubran
REVIEWS

“'Ticket to Jerusalem,’ Rashid Masharawi's modest, scruffy new film, defends the honor and necessity of moviegoing in times of political emergency…Mr. Masharawi’s film seems aware, in its quiet, sad resilience, that its very existence is something of an achievement.” --New York Times

"Rashid Masharawi's warm yet clear-eyed film largely sidesteps sentiment in favor of a tentative hopefulness." --Village Voice

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2002
Silver Pyramid,CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AMIENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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