V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

FORD TRANSIT

V' 04

FORD TRANSIT

Hany Abu-Assad
Palästina/NL, 2002
Documentaries, 80min, OmeU

FORD TRANSIT

Hany Abu-Assad
Palästina/NL, 2002
Documentaries, 80min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Hany Abu-Assad
Bero Beyer
Sound: 
Huibert Boon
Camera: 
Menno Westendorp
Editor: 
Patrick Minks

Production: 
Augustus Film Plantage Parklaan 9 Amsterdam 1018 SR Niederlande T 20 622 12 66 info@augustusfilm.com
World Sales: 
Cinephil Philippa Kowarsky 18 Levontin Street Tel Aviv 65112, Israel T 3 566 41 29 info@cinephil.co.il
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The white Ford vans driving around all over Palestine once belonged to the Israeli army, which gave them to former collaborators as a source of income after the Oslo agreements. Soon, they were sold and employed as taxis. Hany Abu-Assad followed cab driver Rajai and his passengers in Ramallah and Jerusalem, along roadblocks and short cuts. The passengers make up a heterogeneous company with divergent opinions about the situation in Palestine and views of the conflict with Israel. Apart from ordinary people, local celebrities such as politician Hanna Ashrawi and filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg make use of Rajais van. With the bus passengers, the whole film then meanders along some of the determining elements of Rajais life, so we not only gain insight in this young mans character and background, but also into the complex situation in the region.

http://www.offoffoff.com/film/2003/fordtransit.php
http://efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8152

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