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    The crossing of a 200 meter abyss

    PALESTINE: Minutes turn to hours when separated by occupation.

    Mustafa (Ali Suliman) is a construction worker, a loving husband, and a father of three. From the shared home with his mother, he can see the windows where his wife Salwa (Lana Zreik) lives with their children. There are 200 meters and a wall in between them, the wall separating Israel from the Occupied Territories. Mustafa could obtain a permit allowing him to live in Israel, as his wife and children are citizens, but to him, that would mean legitimising the divide and rules, something he cannot accept. Instead, he uses a permit to work in Israel and see his family every day.

    200 Meters, a film by Ameen Nayfeh
    200 Meters, a film by Ameen Nayfeh

    7 minutes

    It takes an average person about 7 minutes to walk two hundred meters. Covering this distance, however, means Mustafa has to through . . .

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    Bianca-Olivia Nita
    Bianca is a freelance journalist and documentary critic. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
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