|Producer:||Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube, Philippa Kowarski, Marcus Vetter|
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- IDFA 2011
- Geneva Human Rights film festival
This film looks at an ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin. It presents an intimate, nuanced and textured view on the city and its domestic affairs. It also traces the journey of a dedicated, loyal but often conflicted group of people, who hope that the re-building of the cinema will be a bridge to peace, education and Palestinian self-empowerment.
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 film festivals 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)