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Ford Transit (2003)

The movie follows Rajai, a Ford Transit driver which is the most popular transportation in the Palestinian occupied territories (occupied by Israel). While taking a ride with Rajai, we ... See full summary »

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The movie follows Rajai, a Ford Transit driver which is the most popular transportation in the Palestinian occupied territories (occupied by Israel). While taking a ride with Rajai, we experience the frustrating situation the Palestinian need to deal with. On our trips from the roadblock in Ramallah to the roadblock in Jerusalem, we get to hear analysis of the situation by all kinds of random transporters, people from different religions, origins, and levels of class. Written by Michal Oppenheim <michalopp@yahoo.com>

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Very Authentic
19 November 2006 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Very inspiring film. Three years ago I visited Ramallah with no idea what the conditions of the city were or the political atmosphere. Just by chance, I stumbled upon this film on the sundance channel and quickly noticed where it was set. Ford Transit does justice on showing the audience the hardships and inconveinences that Palestinians face on a day to day basis just getting around. I recall from my trip hearing the stories of going through checkpoints and then finally going through several myself. Its interesting to watch this film then watch Paradise Now or Rana's Wedding to draw the parallels from creation to actual. Also, a savvy viewer will notice that many of the passengers in the Ford vans are famous Palestinian and Israeli celebrities and politicians.


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