In "The Great Enemy", the train ride goes from the Iraqi-Syrian border to Aleppo, Syria. From there the train continues to Damascus and Amman (Jordan), until Aqaba, bordering Israel. This episode explores how travellers manage their relationship with their enemies, Israel and America. One traveller claims he does not want to be seen as a terrorist, while the train conductor praises Palestinian suicide bombers. Outside of the train we meet Rana Husseini, a Jordanian journalist, who questions honor killings in her country and is therefore often accused of being pro-American.
ABOUT TRAILS FROM THE EAST:
Trails from the East is a 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West, through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series tackles some of the great questions of today’s globalizing world. How do people cope with the continuing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?