הפסטיבל הבינלאומי לקולנוע דוקומנטרי בתל אביב 3-12.5.12

Cinema Jenin

Germany / Israel 2011, 95 min, Arabic, English and German, Hebrew & English subtitles

This ambitious project began as a dream to reopen an abandoned cinema. The struggle of two Palestinians and a German director to recreate the landmark’s past glory offers an intimate view of the city and refugee camp of Jenin. A growing cadre of volunteers must confront an impossible budget, a city scarred by tension, and all the normal difficulties that come with opening a theater. The disagreements and obstacles seem endless, yet this determined bunch insists on choosing a date for their grand opening, even when the theater’s existence is in jeopardy. It is their mettle that gives life to the theater along with hope for a better future.

Cinema Jenin website

Director & Script: Marcus Vetter
Production: Philippa Kowarsky, Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube, Marcus Vetter
Production Company: Cinephil, Boomtown Media, Filmperspektive
Editing: Saskia Metten
Cinematography: Alex Bakri
Soundtrack: Alex Claude
Music: Avi Bellali
Print Source: Cinephil (info@cinephil.co.il)Director CV
  • Sat 5/5 12:30, Cinemateque 3with the filmmaker
  • Fri 11/5 12:15, Cinemateque 4
Marcus Vetter (born 1967) graduated in Economics (1991) and Media Theory and Practice (1994). His studies included long term stays in Buenos Aires and Madrid as well as practical internships in the media and film business. He was selected for the Discovery Campus Mastershool 2004, a 10-month European training program in international co-productions in the nonfiction sector

Since 1994 he has been working as a TV editor, producer and director at ARD/SWR in Baden-Baden and Stuttgart. His films have received attention at national and international filmfestivals and won numerous prizes, among which are 3 Adolf Grimme Awards - the German Oscar.

Among his portfolio of films and documentations are The Tunnel (BRD 1999, 90min), War Games (BRD 2002, 90 min), The Unbreakables (BRD 2006, 90min), My father the Turk (BRD 2006, 90 min) and Heart of Jenin (BRD 2008, 90min)

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