The checkpoint is closed. “Detour, detour!” shouts a taxi driver and announces the beginning of the journey. The film unravels adventures of various attempts by individuals and groups during their search for gaps in the Wall in order to permeate and sneak past it.

  • Khaled Jarrar
  • Khaled Jarrar
  • Sami Said
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 27, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Palestine, State of
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    December 12, 2012
    Grand Jury Award
Director Biography - Khaled Jarrar

Born in the occupied West Bank in 1976, Khaled Jarrar currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where he is researching the potential fallout of the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. Jarrar is also working on a film and multimedia series that documents his month-long journey with a group of migrants who traveled to Europe last year in order to draw attention to the plight of Syrian refugees.
Jarrar’s solo exhibitions include Ayyam Gallery, Dubai (2016); Art Bartsch & Cie, Geneva (2015); Galerie Polaris, Paris (2014, 2012); Gallery One, Ramallah (2014); Ayyam Gallery London (2013); and Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva (2013). Recently, he has participated in collective exhibitions at Hinterland Gallery, Vienna (2016); Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2016); Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2016); Palais De La Culture, Constantine (2015); Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2015); New Museum, New York City (2014), University of Applied Arts, Vienna (2014); the 15th Jakarta Biennale (2013); and the 7th Berlin Biennale (2012).
Jarrar is a recipient of the 2016 Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Award, which recognizes international artists who are committed to the ideals of democracy and antifascism.
In 2017, Jarrar will be featured in the Trussardi Foundation’s “The Restless Earth,” a collective exhibition at the Triennale di Milano that coincides with the Venice Biennale. 

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Palestine, United Arab Emirates / 2012 / Arabic with English subtitles / Color / Digital File / 70 minutes