Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

This Way Up

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM
  • 10 Replies

 http://www.pbs.org/pov/thiswayup/

This is a story about a wall — the separations it's meant to enforce, and the unintended ones it gives birth to. The security wall being constructed by Israel on the West Bank has divided Palestinian families and communities. It has also isolated the Catholic-run Our Lady of Sorrows nursing home outside of Jerusalem, leaving its feisty residents to face old age in the throes of one of the world's most bitter conflicts. With beautiful imagery, moments of laughter and use of a quietly eccentric older guide, This Way Up examines the social, economic and religious barriers that arise from physical ones.

 

by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
rozepyle
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:12 PM

the wailing wall?

muslimah
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:16 PM

 

Quoting rozepyle:

the wailing wall?

No the wall that the Zionist israelis put up to imprison the Palestinians


tericared
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:17 PM


Quoting rozepyle:

the wailing wall?

No the wall separating parts of Palestine from the rest of Palestine,,,families from families,,,,people from their land and their homes...

tericared
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:23 PM

 To say that residents of the Catholic–run Our Lady of Sorrows Nursing Home, in East Jerusalem, live in the shadow of the security wall being constructed by Israel is hardly a metaphor. As recounted in the new documentary This Way Up, the wall, composed of concrete slabs — one of which, marked This Way Up, was in fact installed upside down — runs right past the windows and doors of Our Lady of Sorrows. But the loss of a view is not what troubles the Palestinian Christian residents most. Even the actual shadow introduced by the wall is not the worst thing. The worst is the separation from their families. Our Lady of Sorrows, an incidental victim of the wall’s zigzag through the West Bank, has fallen on the Israeli side. For these elderly Palestinians, it is the "wrong" side.

tericared
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:27 PM

This is the wall..

 

alohamalu
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:42 PM

It's shameful that Israel put up a wall.  It's apartheid, plain and simple. 


rozepyle
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

ok....

first off wtf?

second is the wailing wall the temple wall? 

muslimah
by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:52 PM


Quoting rozepyle:

ok....

first off wtf?

second is the wailing wall the temple wall? 

What are you talking about? I don't really get the question but I will answer the best I can.

 The israelis have put up a wall enclosing the Palestinians as stated above it is apartheid. They are separated from their families, schools, jobs and it even runs right across some of the Palestinians private property dividing them from parts of their farms and orchards. It's really not much different than the wall dividing East and West Germany but in many cases this is worse.

tericared
by on Aug. 29, 2009 at 12:12 AM

bump 

mrs_khan07
by Silver Member on Aug. 29, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Ironic isn't it? In this country a lot of people stick their parents in homes and rarely visit them. Over there, they can't visit them.

Mrs. Khan



Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)