James’ Journey Hits The Festival Scene

The Village Voice catches up with Israeli filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, director of James’ Journey to Jerusalem, “an affable fiction about an African pilgrim who visits Israel and inadvertently becomes an illegal worker.” The film’s earned much critical praise, bringing home awards from Cannes, Mostra de Valencia, New Delhi and Oslo film festivals, and is making its rounds about the American Jewish film festival circuit, with stops in Denver, Seattle, Baltimore, Hartford, San Francisco and Toronto forthcoming. Say Alexandrowicz, “If I wanted to make a film about migrant labor in my country, I would have made a documentary. But James’ Journey to Jerusalem is really an economic fairy tale about how money influences human behavior and what happens to our dreams when we want to make them true.” What a relief! :

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