Another Road Home (2005)

Another Road Home
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 17mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hazel Gurland Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Driss Benyaklef Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Liselle Mei Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Stanley Sheinbaum Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Arik Bernstein Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Danae Elon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Scherer Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bryan Gunnar Cole Editor n/a 172 7000001
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Bryan Gunnar Cole Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
David Drexler Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Danae Elon Producer n/a 3 3000001
Beth Elon Actor Herself 1 1000005
Amos Elon Actor Himself 1 1000004
Naser Obeidallah Actor Himself 1 1000003
Haled Obeidallah Actor Himself 1 1000002
Danae Elon Actor Herself 1 1000006
Ismail Obeidallah Actor Himself 1 1000007
Danae Elon Director n/a 2 2000001
Suha Obeidallah Actor Herself 1 1000010
Khalid Obeidallah Actor Himself 1 1000009
Bassam Obeidallah Actor Himself 1 1000008
Mahmoud Musa Obeidallah Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967, Danae's Jewish parents, the famous author Amos Elon, and former literary agent Beth Elon, hired Musa Obeidallah, the Muslim father of eleven children, to take care of their 6-month-old daughter on a daily basis. Musa commuted from Palestine to his job in Jerusalem for the next twenty years, until Danae moved to New York to study at NYU Film School. Education was also on Musa's mind. With the money he earned, he sent his sons to study and make their careers in America. Against the mounting tensions of the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian Intifada, the two families lost track of each other for ten years. During this time, Danae realized how much of an influence Musa had on her, and that she needed to revisit her past and find this remarkable man. Danae's chronicle takes her from her current home in New York, to an Arab-American neighborhood in New Jersey, to the Palestinian village of Battir in the occupied territories, and back to her birthplace in Jerusalem. The film confronts frictions and affections shared by Danae and Musa's sons; between the Obeidallah family and the Elon family; and between Danae and her parents. Exploring the delicate boundaries between family, class and politics Danae Elon illuminates not only the troubled political heritage shared by these two families, but also a hope for a future in her quest to find "Another Road Home."