Michel Khleifi - Eyal Sivan
France | 2003 | 272 minutes | Documentary
Synopsis
Route 181 offers an unusual vision of the inhabitants of Palestine-Israel, the common vision of an Israeli and a Palestinian. In the summer of 2002, for two long months, Eyal Sivan and Michel Khleifi travelled together from the south to the north of their country of birth, traced their trajectory on a map and called it Route 181. This virtual line follows the borders outlined in Resolution 181, which was adopted by the United Nations on November 29th 1947 to partition Palestine into two states.

Michel Khleifi - Eyal Sivan

Michel Khleifi

Michel Khleifi is a Palestinian filmmaker born in Nazareth in 1950. He lives since 1970 in Brussels where he attended the INSAS. Wedding in Galilee was the first Palestinian-made full-length film entirely shot in Palestine. Khleifi realised and produced several documentaries and feature films, which have received many awards including the International Critics Prize at the Festival de Cannes.



Filmography

Ma'loul Celebrates its destruction (1985) | Wedding in Galilee (1987) | Canticle of the Stones (1990) | Zindeeq (2009)

Eyal Sivan

Eyal Sivan is an Israeli documentary filmmaker, producer and essayist, born in 1964 in Haifa. A dissident voice in his country, known for his politically engaged films that have received numerous prizes in prestigious film festivals worldwide. Co-author of the book Un Boycott légitime (“A legitimate boycott”) with Armelle Laborie, he currently teaches at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam.



Filmography

A Specialist (1999) | Road 181 (co-directed with Michel Khleifi) (2003) | Jaffa The Orange’s Clock (2009) |  Common State : potential conversation (2012)