In the shadow of a wall stands a new generation of Palestinian. With defiant creativity they prove that no matter the height of the obstacle, one can always climb.
Hurdle reveals an important and intimate story emerging from the hearts and actions of Palestinian youth as the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories reached its 50th year. This new generation responds to a world of walls, checkpoints and arrests in an unexpected and inspiring way. Hurdle ’s protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, begin teaching the creative practices of parkour and photography, respectively, to the youth of their communities as a means to overcome the personal and political obstacles that often feel inescapable. Though these young men are separated by a wall, they are united in leading the next generation toward freedom and self-determination through creative practices.
With breathtaking visuals, amazing access and action-packed scenes, Hurdle provides an opportunity for a diverse audience to connect on a human level with a community that is underrepresented in the mainstream narrative. Hurdle not only documents the evolution of an age-old conflict, but stands as a harbinger as the global conversation focuses on wall-building and dehumanizing “the other.”
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DVD Includes: 87 Minute Theatrical Version (+Audio Description Closed Captions), 62 Minute Version (+ADCC), and 87 Minute Director's Commentary Version
Stream - 87 Minute Theatrical Version (+ADCC) or 62 Minute Version (+ADCC)