San Antonio Museum or Art

Global Lens: Ticket to Jerusalem, (Palestine, 2002) 85 minutes

Films


Friday, August 29, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Price: Free with Museum admission.

For 2014, SAMA is reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series.

Introduction and post-film discussion led by Steven Kellman, professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

FILM INFORMATION

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.

 


Ticket to Jerusalem is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative as part of the Global Lens series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.