Sunday, 5 February 2012

Film Review: Waiting for Quds

RO: Ramallah Online

Commentary, Analysis and Reference material about the Israeli Palestinian conflict

Film Review: Waiting for Quds

Sonia Nettnin, Ramallah Online Columnist

“Waiting for Quds” chronicles the inspiring lives of a Muslim Palestinian man and an Israeli woman who fell in love, married and managed the birth of their first child while the man was a political prisoner in administrative detention.

“In April 2002, Allegra and Abed married in Deheisheh, a refugee camp outside of Bethlehem. As an Israeli woman and a Muslim Palestinian man, the couple face many challenges. Their love helps them along the way.”

In fall 2002, Director Devorah Blachor began filming Abed al-Ahmar and Allegra Pacheco four months after their wedding. Blachor wanted to know how her cousin, Allegra, who grew up in a Jewish-American, middle-class family on Long Island and then immigrated to Israel, married a Muslim Palestinian man from Deheisheh – a refugee camp outside of Bethlehem.

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