James' Journey to Jerusalem

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  87 min.
Release Date: June 18, 2004

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Cast: Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe, Arie Elias, Salim Daw, Sandra Schonwald, Hugh Masebenza, Florence Bloch


In the imaginary village of Entshongweni, very far from western civilization, young James is chosen to undertake a mission -- a pilgrimage to holy Jerusalem. But Israel is no longer the Holy Land that James and his people imagined. At the airport, James is suspected of trying to infiltrate the country in order to work illegally.

He is jailed and destined for deportation. Inside the dark cell, as James prays to God to allow him to complete his mission, a miracle occurs. A mysterious stranger posts bail for him.

But it soon becomes clear that James' freedom has come at a price -- his savior is a manpower agent, who rescues illegal migrant workers in exchange for employing them in hard labor jobs. From then on, James' journey to Jerusalem turns into an unpredictable journey through the cruel heart of our economic system.

With good teachers, a bit of luck and some lateral thinking, James learns the tricks of the game and plays it towards an inevitable end.

Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Producer(s): Amir Harel
Screenplay: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Sami Duenias
Official Site: www.james-journey.com

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