Cinema Jenin: The Story of a Dream (2011)
1h 35min · Documentary, Drama · 22 November 2011
A Fellini-Esq documentary that takes place in the West Bank city of Jenin and follows a local initiative to re-open the old and only cinema in the city. Cinema Jenin, founded in the 1960s, was once the largest cinema in the Palestinian territories. Today it stands as a hollow echo of its society. It is crumbling and seems just about to collapse; taking all the old stories it once contained crashing down with it. And yet, there are still hints of its glamor days for anyone to see. An extraordinary group of Palestinians hope to restore glory to the city and perhaps to themselves, embarking on an almost impossible mission to re-open the cinema.