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  headline The story of a dream
 
The film CINEMA JENIN tells this story from the very first moment. It becomes a drawn-out process, as the German director at the center of his own story encounters complex cultural relationships and sentiments. Initially, he doesn’t understand many Palestinian customs and he gets taken to task for it on several occasions. What’s more, the involvement of foreign parties is a delicate issue for many Palestinians – especially when it comes to Israel. Although the new cinema is supposed to welcome everyone, the enterprise prompts reactions that reveal the painful nature of the relationship between Palestine and Israel. The word “peace” becomes extremely charged, and the initiators Ismael, Fakhri and Marcus have to take care that the social project doesn’t turn into a political one. These and other problems need to be solved with the help of a few big names, lots of volunteers, and even more cigarettes.
 
headline Awards
 
German Cinema Award for Peace
Bernhard Wicki Film Prize – The Bridge
German Camera Award – Best edited film
Nominated for the German Film Award 2013
 
 
headline festivals

headline4th Malatya International Film Festival / Turkey
Nov 15-21 2013
headlineBergen International Filmfestival
Sept 24 – 29 2012
headlinePriMed – Intern. Festival
2012
headlineFestival on Wheels, Ankara
Sept 18 – 23 2012
headlineIntern. Human Rights Film Festival Albania
Sept 24 – 29 2012
headlineInconvenient Films
October 17-24, 2012 in Vilnius
headlineFlahertiana
October 10 – 15, 2012 Perm
headlineTelluride Film Festival
August 31 – September 3, 2012
headlinePlanet Doc Filmfestival
11 to 20 of Mai 2012
headline  Movies that Matter
March 22-28, 2012
headline  FIFDH Geneve
March 2-11, 2012
headline Dubai Int.Filmfestival
December 9-16,2011
headline IDFA, Amsterdam
November 14 - 25, 2011
 
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