City of Borders

In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unusual symbol of unity that defies generations of segregation, violence and prejudice: a gay bar called Shushan. CITY OF BORDERS goes inside this vibrant underground sanctuary on the East/West border of the Holy City, where people of opposing nationalities, religions and sexual orientations create a community among people typically viewed as each other's "enemy." The documentary follows the daily lives of the five Israeli and Palestinian patrons as they navigate the minefield of politics, religion and discrimination to live and love openly. In observing the lives of the bar regulars, CITY OF BORDERS explores the bond forged when people from warring worlds embrace what everyone shares in common - the right to be accepted and belong - rather than be defined, or limited by the differences that tear them apart.

Year:
2009
Length:
66 minutes
Country:

Shown at

  1. 8th Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  2. 9th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Ann Arbor) - 2010
  3. Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2010

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