Director Hany Abu-Assad (Academy Award®-nominated Paradise Now) depicts the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the heart-wrenching experience of a young Palestinian woman, Rana, who wakes up one morning to an ultimatum: she must select a husband from a list of eligible men dictated by her father, or she must leave the country with him that very day.
Rana has ten hours to locate her militant boyfriend who is hiding in Jerusalem, and marry him. Opting to take control of her own life, she risks roadblocks, soldiers, and stone-throwers to find and marry her beloved Khalil.
As we watch Rana’s struggle over the course of 10 hours, we are invited to reflect on her day-to-day reality as she upholds her spirit and dignity with grace, humor and sheer will.
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Following the broadcast of Rana’s Wedding, Link TV will air two short films:
West Bank Story (2005, 20 Minutes)
Directed by Ari Sandel
A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing fast-food restaurants in the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with the beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families' dueling businesses. Can the couple's love withstand a 2000 year old conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chic pea in the Middle East? An official selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
Anguish (France, 1999, 6 minutes)
A dance short about the anguish of air travel.
Link TV's CINEMONDO is a nationally broadcast, ground breaking world cinema series hosted and co-curated by Peter Scarlet, Artistic Director, Tribeca Film Festival (2003-2008), now Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival. CINEMONDO brings international cinema with great artistic, cultural and political value to the living rooms of Link TV’s American audiences.