In this documentary road movie, Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann records the diverse views and activities of Israelis and Arabs as she travels along the route from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Beckermann's subjects offer a dramatic range of candid opinions about Arab-Jewish relations, immigration, the intifada, religion, and the economy.
Toward Jerusalem moves from the night lights of Tel Aviv discos to the immigrant housing of Ethiopians to the burial site of Samuel the Prophet, capturing the voices and vistas of contemporary Israeli politics and culture.
Israel, 1990, 87 minutes, color
German, Arabic, Hebrew and English with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Beckermann
Public Exhibition Beta Rental available