This Way Up
By: Georgi Lazarevski
(Palestine, 2007, 52 min)
Screens: Saturday, November 12th, 12:00 pm
To say that residents a Catholic–run nursing home, in East Jerusalem, live in the shadow of the “security wall” being constructed by Israel is hardly a metaphor. As recounted in this documentary, the wall, composed of concrete slabs, runs right past the windows and doors of our lady of Sorrows. But the loss of a view is not what troubles the Palestinian Christian residents most. Even the actual shadow introduced by the wall is not the worst thing: it is the separation from their families. Our Lady of Sorrows, an incidental victim of the wall’s zigzag through the West Bank, has fallen on the Israeli side. For these elderly Palestinians, it is the “wrong” side.
Georgi Lazarevski was born in Brussels in 1968. After graduating from the Louis Lumiere College in France, he practiced both photography and cinema as a cameraman. He has won awards for his photographic works and has directed shorts and documentary films for non-governmental organizations.