It's Better to Jump (2013)

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"It's Better to Jump" is about the ancient walled city of Akka in northern Israel, inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha'i. But its history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs. As Akka undergoes harsh economic pressures and vast social change, the present-day situation is causing Arab families to leave the places where they have grown roots for dozens of generations and shaped a rich culture for over a thousand years. This film focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home. (c) Official site

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There are some beautiful shots of the city, but this is little more than an expertly produced home movie.

Apr 16, 2015 | Full Review…

A provocative, if lopsided snapshot of the ancient walled city of Acre (or Akka), located on the northwest coast of Israel.

Jan 2, 2014 | Full Review…

The directors have chosen eloquent interviewees, and the passionate attachment they feel for their city gives the film heart.

Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film feels like a work of community advocacy.

Nov 21, 2013 | Full Review…

Plays like a propagandistic attempt to reshape historical and contemporary narratives.

Nov 19, 2013 | Full Review…

Ignore the one obviously Zionist "rotten" below. This is a terrific documentary about the resistance to a vulgar and soulless gentrification of a beautiful and historic old city. The story of Zionist brutality in a microcosm.

Feb 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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