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Route 181: Fragments of a Journey
 
 

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ROUTE 181: FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY


Directed by | Michel Khelifi & Eyal Sivan

Genre documentary  |  Length: 270mins  |  Year of production: 2004


In the summer of 2002, for two months, a Palestinian (Khleifi) and Israeli (Sivan) director traveled together from the south to the north of their country of birth, tracing their trajectory on a map and calling it Route 181. This virtual line follows the borders outlined in Resolution 181, which was adopted by the United Nations on November 29th 1947 to partition Palestine into two states. Their journey carries them to the heart of the many physical and social fault lines that today divide and define the peoples of this land.

“A staggering journey through Israel” – Liberacion

“A riveting account… unforgettable images that pervade the sights and, in some cases, penetrate the heart and soul of the viewer” – Daily Star (Beirut)