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Route 181 - Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel

Route 181 - Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel

Route 181 offers an unusual vision of the inhabitants of Palestine-Israel. For more than a year, Khleifi and Sivan have dedicated themselves to producing what they consider a cinematic act of faith.
In the summer of 2002, for two long months, they travelled together from the south to the north of their country of birth, traced their trajectory on a map and called it Route 181. This virtual line follows the borders outlined in Resolution 181, which was adopted by the United Nations on November 29th 1947 to partition Palestine into two states. As they travel along this route, they meet women and men, Israeli and Palestinian, young and old, civilians and soldiers, filming them in their everyday lives.

documentary, Michel Khleifi & Eyal Sivan, F/B/GB/D 2003, 270 min, Arabic/Hebrew/English with German ST
Writing, Directing and Production Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan | Executive Producer Armelle Laborie | Camera Phillipe Bellaiche | Sound Richard Verthe | Editing Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan | Co-Producers Omar al-Qattan SINDIBAD FILMS LTD, Werner Dütsch WDR Köln, Michel Khleifi SOURAT FILMS SPRL, Alain Bottarelli 

for cinemas and institutions
The film can be shown in three parts of 90 minutes each. We provide extra synopsis in the press kit and the German page.