The Inner Tour

There’s no question that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is both volatile and intransigent. But media coverage of the region, which overwhelmingly dwells on violent extremism, rarely breaks down the wall that keeps one side from truly understanding the other. The documentary INNER TOUR innovatively probes the human side of the crisis, bringing to light, with unparalleled grace and sensitivity, stories of loss and displacement told from the Palestinian perspective. Together with his Palestinian-Israeli production team, director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz follows a diverse group of Palestinians on a three-day sightseeing tour of Israel, once considered home by many of the passengers. With the visitors' eyes riveted on the prosperous Israeli towns rushing by, the tour almost immediately takes on disturbing and heart-wrenching overtones. Small moments speak volumes about the complexity of the situation. The encounter with Israel prompts each passenger to reflect on the harsh realities of the present and to recollect a vanished past. As they look outside, we in turn are given a precious window into the soul of Palestinian society. Alexandrowicz has fashioned a luminous, indelible vérité poem that moves us to profound insight and subtle catharsis. Caroline Libresco Sundance Film Festival, 2002
RA'ANAN ALEXANDROWICZ DIRECTOR Date and place of birth: 29.8.1969, Jerusalem, Israel Education: 1992-1996 - Sam Spiegel School for Cinema and Television, Jerusalem Filmography: "The Inner Tour" (2000) A 95 min. Documentary. Available: 35 mm., Video - Beta-SP Broadcasts: TELAD - Israel; BBC- UK; ARTE - Germany/France; VPRO - Holland; SVT-Sweden; YLE-Finland. Main festivals: Berlin 2001; Docaviv 2001 (Special Mention); Idfa 2001; Edinburgh 2001; Vancouver 2001(Special Mention); Sundance 2002; New Directors 2002 (invited); San Francisco 2002; Sarajevo 2002 (invited); "Martin" (1999) A 52 min. Documentary. Available: 35 mm., video - Beta-SP Broadcasts: RESHET - Israel; ARTE - France/Germany; HUMANISTIC / Holland; SVT-Sweden; YLE-Finland; CBC-Canada. Main festivals: Jerusalem 1999 (Winner Wolgin, Doc.); Docaviv 2000 (Winner international, Special Mention ISRAELI competition); Berlin 2000; Input 2000; New Directors 2000; Sheffield 2000; Montreal 2000; Sao Paulo 2000; "On the Other Side of the Tracks" (1999), Available: Video - Beta-SP A 25 Min. Documentary, an episode from the TV series "Zoom"/ For the 2nd Channel Authority, Israel. "Yaldei Halyila" (1998) A 6 min. Music Video For Ehud Banai - NMC Records. "Maharina" (1996) A 5:17 min. Music Video For Ehud Banai - NMC Records. (Second Prize - Haifa Clip Competition) "Self Confidence LTD." (1996) A 21 min. film Available: 16mm. Graduation Project at Sam Spiegel Film School, Jeruslaem. Awards: Lodz Mediaschool - Gran Prix; Krakow Short Film Festival - Third Prize; Torino Short Film Festival - Special Mention.
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