Michel Khleifi

Michel Khleifi & Eyal Sivan – Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel [+Extras] (2004)

Summer 2002 – Palestinian filmmaker Michel Khleifi and Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan embarked on a cinematographic journey through their country, Palestine-Israel. For this trip they traced a route on a roadmap. They called it “Route 181”, after Resolution 181 adopted by the UN in 1947. This resolution divided Palestine into two states, 56% of land for the Jewish minority, 43% for the Arab majority and the rest, an international zone. This theoretical line presented as a solution caused the first Arab-Israeli war, which is yet to end. This journey along Route 181 followed this border that has never existed. Read More »