PS Jerusalem review – Israeli-Palestinian relations seen through a personal prism

Danae Elon’s family history provides the point of departure for an exploration of the political situation

Documentary maker Danae Elon grew up in Jerusalem, the only child of an American Jewish literary agent, Beth Elon, and an Austrian Jewish refugee from the Nazis, Amon Elon, who became a prominent left-wing intellectual, writer and public figure in Israel. This biographical context is crucial to Danae’s latest film PS Jerusalem, just as it was to her previous, Another Road Home, in which she tracked down the Palestinian man who looked after her when she was a child. Here, the director’s personal history becomes a prism through which to explore Israeli-Palestinian relations and family dynamics.

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