"James' Journey to Jerusalem"
Directed by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
A Christian African discovers the rough realities of
the Western world during his spiritual pilgrimage to Jerusalem in this
poignant satire. James (an impressive Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe) yearns to
be a pastor, so he travels from his small village to Jerusalem to experience
the holiest of cities. The plans change, though, when the innocent,
dreadlocked pilgrim is denied entrance into the city and locked in a cell
with other immigrants. A new journey begins when James is bailed out by a
stranger who introduces the boy to the corruptions of capitalism. "A
morality tale that transcends its specific details to resonate with a
universality" (Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter). English, Hebrew and
Zulu with English subtitles. 87 minutes.