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JERUSALEMS: THE BORDERLINE SYNDROME


Directed by | Eyal Sivan

Genre documentary  |  Length: 64mins  |  Year of production: 1994


Sivan turns the camera on Jerusalem in this provocative and lyrical contemplation on the ‘sacred city.' In searching for a way of ‘capturing' the city, Sivan encounters a peculiar fetishism that afflicts the site as an object of multiple desires. The film takes its title from a psychiatric condition recognised since the 19th century as suffered by pilgrims and other visitors overwhelmed by Jerusalem and the powerful associations they place upon the city.