Cinema Jenin follows an ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin. Founded in the 1960s, it was once the largest cinema in the Palestinian territories. When the filming of Cinema Jenin began, it stood as a hollow echo of its society. Through re-building the cinema, Germans and Palestinians come together evoking often comedic but always political and cultural ramifications. This film witnesses an intimate, nuanced, and textured view into the city of Jenin and its domestic affairs as well as the journey of a dedicated, loyal, often conflicted group of people who hope that the re-building of the cinema will be a bridge to peace, education, and Palestinian self-empowerment.
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