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"Palestinians are like ants. They'd get around any road block," observes Rajai, the charismatic and philosophical star of the film Ford Transit . Rajai should know: he has become an expert at…

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"Palestinians are like ants. They'd get around any road block," observes Rajai, the charismatic and philosophical star of the film Ford Transit . Rajai should know: he has become an expert at ferrying passengers between Israeli-controlled checkpoints in his Ford Transit, a former Israeli police vehicle.

Ford Transit will screen at the Date Palm Film Festival coming up in September. Check out www.meff.org.nz for details."Palestinians are like ants. They'd get around any road block," observes Rajai, the charismatic and philosophical star of the film Ford Transit . Rajai should know: he has become an expert at ferrying passengers between Israeli-controlled checkpoints in his Ford Transit, a former Israeli police vehicle.

Ford Transit will screen at the Date Palm Film Festival coming up in September. Check out www.meff.org.nz for details."Sorrowful, uproarious, clever, alarming and argumentative by turns, Ford Transit is a first-rate movie €”one of those rare documentaries that seems to grasp a situation effortlessly, and as a whole." €”Stuart Klawans, The Nation.

The Date Palm Film Festival 2004 (formerly the Middle Eastern Film Festival), will be hot on the heels of the Telecom New Zealand Film Festival 2004. Scheduled dates are as follows:

Wellington 2-8 September at The Paramount
Christchurch 9-15 September at The Regency on Worcester
Auckland 16-21 September at The Capitol

Audiences will have their first chance to see some of the best and latest films to come out of the region, with a  film festival focused entirely on the Middle East and North Africa.  Bringing you six feature, three documentary and two short films rarely seen in the southern hemisphere.

We have comedy, classic, romance, social, gay and political films, details will be available late July.
 
If you would like to receive the Festival catalogue please email your postal details or download a form from the website www.meff.org.nz
Festival details will be on our website late July.

Written by

Arts Work Project

21 Jul 2004

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