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Forbidden to Wander
35 minutes

Forbidden to Wander

FORBIDDEN TO WANDER chronicles the experiences of a young Arab American woman traveling on her own in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the summer of 2002. The film is a reflection on the complexity of Palestinian existence and the disturbing ordinariness of living under constant curfew. The film's title reflects this, as the Arabic words used to describe the imposed curfew "mane' tajawwul" literally translate as "forbidden to wander." This film is also the journey of personal discovery for the filmmaker, the wanderer who falls in love with a Palestinian man in Gaza.
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"Film students will find this film an excellent prepatory tool. Class discussions may develop around Youssef's filming techniques, her trials and tribulations as a novice director, her undaunted persistence and desire to make the film or her practical challenges in dealing with the actors and peripheral groups or onlookers. Whether viewing this film for personal enjoyment, reflection on how people around the world live, as a source of education, or as an exericse in how to use strategy to direct and produce your own film, FOBRIDDEN TO WANDER is an excellent choice. Highly recommended." - Malcolm L. Rigsby, Educational Media Reviews Online
• Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004

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