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Documentary, Youth Culture, War


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 a visceral look at the lives of Palestinian youth living under military occupation. Hurdle’s protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, begin teaching the creative practices of parkour and photography to the youth of their communities as a means to overcome the personal and political stress that often feels inescapable. During a year of unrest, they lead the next generation towards freedom through creative practices.

  • Director Michael Rowley
  • Producers Andrew Brown, Remoy Philip, Michael Rowley
  • Featuring Sami Al Batsh, Mohammad Alazza, Jehad Abu Sneineh
  • Runtime 85mins
  • Country USA/Palestinian Territories/Israel

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