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THE LAST SUPPER: ABU DIS
Directed by | Issa Freij
Genre documentary | Length: 26mins | Year of production: 2005
In Issa Freij's beautiful, elegiac short film The Last Supper, we watch the slow but inexorable defacement of a landscape and a community as a section of the 20 foot high concrete wall that isolates Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank is filled in by bulldozers and cranes. Sumaya is a young woman with a home in Abu Dis which looks out over the city of Jerusalem. In The Last Supper she says goodbye to the city view and to her neighbours who will soon be on the other side of a wall that will transform the West Bank. Issa Friej is an accomplished cameraman, bringing over 25 years of experience working for various news agencies in Palestine to this expertly shot piece. He is also a founder of Al Ma'amal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem.