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Directed by | Nahed Awwad

Genre documentary  |  Length: 52mins  |  Year of production: 2008

The Jerusalem Airport lies on the road that links Jerusalem with Ramallah. Five kilometres from Ramallah and 10 kilometres from Jerusalem, the airport has been occupied by Israeli army since 1967. Today, to the east of the runway, a checkpoint blocks the Jerusalem to Ramallah road: a dead end street. 5 Minutes From Home shows that life was not always like this: this was once a place where international flights landed and Palestinians travelled freely, not just in Palestine, but globally. The happy images and testimonies of the past she compiles contrast with a present where access to the airstrip is prevented by behind barbed wire and the creeping advance of the West Bank Wall.