Friday, 20 July 2007

Rana's Wedding

Palestinian film recommendation:
Rana's Wedding

About a 17 year old Palestinian girl who wants to marry her own choice of husband. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband from a preselected list of men, or she must leave Palestine for Egypt with her father by 4pm that afternoon. With ten hours to find her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem, she sneaks out of her father's house at daybreak to find her forbidden love Khalil.

As well as giving an interesting insight into Palestinian culture, especially wedding traditions, it also shows the difficulties in travelling through the West Bank as Rana tries to get from Jerusalem to Ramallah and back again within a short space of time.

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