No Other Land at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival


The Close Up film No Other Land is going to have its world première at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. The documentary is directed by a collective of 4 Palestinian and Israeli filmmakers: Basel Adra, Yuval Abraham, Hamdan Ballal & Rachel Szor, and tells the story of Basel, a young Palestinian activist who has been filming his community of Masafer Yata being destroyed by Israeli soldiers, as he develops an unlikely, intimate friendship with a similarly aged Israeli journalist who joins his struggle. The film, made in 2021-2021, gets its release in one of the darkest times of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. With this film the 4 directors show their commitment to justice and bring a message of hope for a better future.

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