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August 2020

A Tramway in Jerusalem

Amos Gitai
Film Movement
2018
94 Minutes
Israel, France
Hebrew, Arabic, French, Italian, Yiddish, German, Ladino
Comedy, Drama, Jewish
Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
NR

The Light Rail Red Line of Jerusalem’s tramway connects the city from east to west, from the Palestinian neighborhoods of Shuafat and Beit Hanina to Mount Herzl—a journey that comprises the culturally complex makeup of the city. This humorous and touching film, whose cast includes Mathieu Amalric and Hana Laslo, hinges on a series of encounters along the line: simple, mundane interactions that reveal the diverse mosaic of humanity that exists in the spiritual center of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Beneath the clashes and grievances among its population that the world sees, Jerusalem is a city teeming with everyday life; the small conflicts and reconciliations depicted in A Tramway in Jerusalem offer a kernel of hope in a society torn by political strife.

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