James’ Journey to Jerusalem (2003)

23 Mar

91m; Israel

Director: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

Cast: Siyabonga Melongisi ShibeSalim Dau and Arieh Elias

Synopsis (Wikipedia): The film’s plot focuses on an African teenager named James (Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe) whom hails from the fictional African village Entshongweni, who goes on a pilgrimage journey, on behalf of his village, towards the Holy LandIsrael, and especially in order to come to Jerusalem. Upon arriving in Israel, James is suspected to be an illegal foreign worker and as a result he is arrested. Shimi (Salim Daw), a contractor of foreign workers, releases him on bail to work with him. After James explains to him that he did not travel to Israel to work, Shimi clarifies to him that since he paid for his release, James now owes him. Therefore James is forced to interrupt his journey and begin working for Shimi.


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