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Children of Jerusalem Series

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An engaging series of portraits of Palestinian and Israeli children who live in the historic, much-contested city of Jerusalem. Videojackets include an extensive Research and Study Guide. Gesho: Thirteen-year-old Gesho is an Ethiopian Jew, one of thousands who left northeast Africa during a massive refugee effort in 1991. He'd like to succeed as a professional soccer player (24 min. 42 sec.). Yacoub: Yacoub, a nine-year-old Palestinian boy, lives in the Christian quarter of the Old City. He'd like to be free to go out and play with friends without his parents worrying about his safety (26 min. 48 sec.). Ibrahim: Eleven-year-old Ibrahim lives in East Jerusalem and attends an international school. Sometimes he is confused about his identity: "I am an Arab Palestinian Israeli... no. I am an Israeli Arab Palestinian... no I am a Palestinian Arab Israeli... yeah" (23 min. 2 sec.). Asya: Twelve-year-old Asya, a recent Russian immigrant, loves her new home. She often visits the Old city because she wants to know the Palestinian people better (29 min.). Tamar: Against a background of sirens, jets, and security checks, ten-year-old Tamar plays for the Jerusalem Youth Orchestra and takes special science classes (29 min. 49 sec.). Yehuda: Ten-year-old Yehuda, who lives in West Jerusalem, is a radiant example of the Hassidic belief in the joy and celebration of prayer (26 min 5 sec.). Neveen: Eleven-year-old Neveen dreams of being a doctor. She looks forward to the day when peace will bring her and her family the promise of a better future (29 min. 9 sec.).

1996, 188 min 35 s

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