ABOUT THE FILM
A Wedding in Ramallah begins in 2000, when Israeli-Palestinian relations seemed to be on the upswing. It shows us the arranged marriage of Bessam and Mariam; Bessam, forced to leave the country due to suspected militancy, lives in America while Mariam stays home and struggles to get her visa to join him. But the situation deteriorates as fighting resumes. Although she finally does get to America, it comes at an enormous cost. With no English and no Palestinian community, she must learn to live in urban isolation. Mariam goes crazy with boredom. A Wedding in Ramallah shows a way of life cruelly disrupted and is essential for putting a face on the current Middle East crisis.
Sherine Salama -- 90' (Palestine/Australia: 2002)