It's Better to Jump (2013)

It's Better to Jump
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Documentary, Political, Historical
Keywords economy, historical, Israel, Middle East, political, ritual, sea, survival, tradition, young adult
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mouna B. Stewart Producer n/a 3 3000002
Patrick Alexander Stewart Producer n/a 3 3000003
Gina Angelone Producer n/a 3 3000001
Patrick Alexander Stewart Director n/a 2 2000003
Mouna B. Stewart Director n/a 2 2000002
Gina Angelone Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
As the ancient walled city of Akka undergoes harsh economic pressures, vast social change and on-going problems among its Arab populace, Arab families feel compelled to leave their homeland where they have been dozens of generations and shaped a rich culture for over a thousand years. Atop a forty-foot, centuries-old seawall in this ancient port city, young people dare to stand along the one-meter thick structure and risk their fate by jumping into the roiling waters below. This perilous tradition has continued for many generations and has become a rite of passage for the children of Akka. Within their current dilemma, jumping from the ancient seawall becomes not only an expression of extreme exhilaration, but also a matter of self-determination.