Mane Tajawwul (Forbidden to Wander)

Susan Youssef. 2004. United States of America, Palestine. vo Arabic, English. 35’

The experiences of a young Arab American, Christian woman travelling on her own in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the summer of 2002. The film is a reflection on the complexity of Palestinian existence and the disturbing "ordinariness" of living under constant curfew. Forbidden to Wander is also the journey of personal discovery for the filmmaker, the wanderer who falls in love with a Palestinian man in Gaza.