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Ticket to Jerusalem

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Comprehensive list of all titles in the Global Lens collection.

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Global Lens 2004/2003

- Angel On The Right
- Khorma
- Mango Yellow
- Margarette's Feast
- Nothing More
- Rachida
- Shadow Kill
- Ticket To Jerusalem
- Women's Prison
- Wretched Lives

 
 

Ticket to Jerusalem a film by Rashid Masharawi

Palestine, 2002 (85 minutes)

Synopsis

Jaber tries to make ends meet for a good life with his wife in the Palestinian refugee camp near Ramallah, just north of Jerusalem. A kind, gentle man in his early 40s, Jaber runs a mobile cinema, bringing entertainment to both children and adults throughout the disputed territory of the West Bank. Due to the declining situation of the conflict, his mission meets more and more obstacles - too many checkpoints, permits that are difficult to obtain, etc.

One day, Jaber is encouraged by Rabab, a female school teacher, to organize a screening in Jerusalem's old city. His perseverance is put to the test when he investigates the complicated possibilities of staging this screening. His efforts get him involved in the problems of Rabab's elderly mother, a Jerusalem resident trying to protect her home from Israeli settlers.

Tension erupts in Jaber's relationship with his wife, Sanah, who questions her husband's motives for continuing to take risks in his repeated trips to Jersusalem. Jaber’s determination to follow through with the Jerusalem screening, despite a strained political and domestic atmosphere, is the inspiration that carries this film through to the end.

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.

Principal Cast

Jabber
Sana’
Abu Anan
Rabab
Kamal
Um Ibraheem

Crew
Written & directed by
Camera
Editing
Sound
Music

 

Ghassan Abbas
Areen Omary
George Ibrahim
Reem Ilo
Imad Farageen
Najah Abu Al-Heja


Rashid Masharawi
Baudouin Koenig
Nestor Sanz & Jan Hendriks
Hanna Abu Sada
Samir Jubran

 
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