200 Meters

Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart but separated by the wall. Their unusual living situation is starting to affect their otherwise happy marriage, but the couple does what they can to make it work. Every night, Mustafa flashes a light from his balcony to wish his children on the other side a goodnight, and they signal him back. One day Mustafa gets a call that every parent dreads — his son has been in an accident. He rushes to the checkpoint, where he must agonizingly wait in line only to discover that there is a problem with his fingerprints, and he is denied entry. Desperate, Mustafa resorts to hiring a smuggler to bring him across. His once 200-meter journey becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey joined by other travelers determined to cross.

Available: March 8-14
Length: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
Director: Ameen Nayfeh
Country: Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Qatar, Italy, Sweden
Year: 2020
Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English, with English subtitles

Love During Wartime

The film follows Osama and Jasmin, newlyweds trying to build a life together against what look like impossible odds: She’s Israeli, he’s Palestinian. When their homelands turn their backs on them, they choose to live in exile. This tender tale of a love infiltrated by politics follows a real-life Romeo and Juliet on their odyssey from the Middle East through an inhospitable Europe. As their hopes rise and fade with each bureaucratic hurdle, will their love survive?


Available: March 15-21
Length: 92 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: Gabriella Bier
Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, German, English, with English subtitles