CINEMA JENIN

By Marcus VETTER

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012

An ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin; a journey of a dedicated, loyal, often conflicted group of people who hope that the re-building of the cinema will be a bridge to peace, education and Palestinian self-empowerment.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcus VETTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcus VETTER (Filmperspektive), Philippa KOWARSKY (Cinephil), Uwe DIERKS (Boomtownmedia)
    • Synopsis
    • Cinema Jenin follows an ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin. Founded in the 1960s, it was once the largest cinema in the Palestinian territories, today it stands as a hollow echo of its society. Re-building the cinema, Germans and Palestinians come together evoking often comedic but always political and cultural ramifications. Cinema Jenin witnesses an intimate, nuanced and textured view into the city and its domestic affairs as well as the journey of a dedicated, loyal, often conflicted group of people who hope that the re-building of the cinema will be a bridge to peace, education and Palestinian self-empowerment.
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