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Another Road Home (2004)

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Critic Consensus: This deeply personal, yet political, documentary about Israeli/Palestinian relations is quietly moving.

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In 1967, not long after the Israeli Six Day War, noted author Amos Elon had moved into a new home in West Jerusalem, and he and his wife decided to hire someone to help watch over their one-year-old daughter, Danae. Mahmoud "Musa" Obeidallah, a Palestinian, applied for the job and got it, and so in the midst of bitter conflict, Danae grew up being taken care of and tutored by a man who was supposed to be a political rival of her family. In her early twenties, Danae lost contact with Musa, but recalled hearing that his children had relocated to New Jersey so they would be able to avoid the violence that had overrun his homeland. Years later, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Danae saw a news report stating that Patterson, NJ, was believed to have been home to an enclave of Arab terrorists, and Danae became both curious and concerned about the fate of Musa and his family. She decided to find Musa, and made a film about her search; Another Road Home was the result, and explores the odd contradictions of their relationship, as well as the deep affection that still exists between Danae and Musa.

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Critic Reviews for Another Road Home

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (17)

'From the milk we drank together, something of my blood, my life is in you,' Musa tells Danae, and explains more about this moving portrait than any political debate could.

October 21, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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Becomes an odd companion piece to the stunning Capturing the Friedmans, one of the most disturbing chronicles of family dysfunction ever documented.

June 23, 2005 | Rating: B
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Slim, heartbreaking film.

June 17, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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The man at its heart is a 76-year-old Palestinian named Musa, and if he and we are never quite sure what the movie is truly about it's still a pleasure to make his acquaintance.

June 10, 2005 | Rating: C+
Detroit News
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Elon uses quiet and silence to great effect.

June 10, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
Detroit Free Press
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Layered, loving and deeply personal.

June 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
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