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Filmmaker Georgi Lazarevski talks about his film This Way Up.

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A man sneaks over the security barrier in the West Bank to see his mother at the Our Lady of Sorrows nursing home.

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A woman and a storekeeper watch as people sneak over the security barrier in the West Bank.


The security wall being constructed by Israel on the West Bank has divided Palestinian families and communities. It has also isolated the a nursing home outside of Jerusalem, leaving its residents to face old age in the throes of a bitter conflicts.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Film Information

This Way Up (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 25, 2009

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Filmmaker: Georgi Lazarevski Bio | Interview

Press: Interactive map of the nursing home's location in Jerusalem | Press Release | Interview with the filmmaker


Georgi Lazarevski
Georgi Lazarevski

Critical Acclaim

[S]uperb documentary about the effects of politics on everyday lives...”

— Cynthia Fuchs,
Pop Matters

[A] fascinating little documentary, one that brings an unexpected light on one aspect of the Israel-Palestine conflict...”

— Chuck Tryon,
The Chutry Experiment

This Way Up, like every documentary that comes out of Israel, the West Bank or Gaza, is a Rorschach test that tends to reveal more about the viewer than the subject... however, the film offers a plethora of unexpected insights.”

— Michael Fox,

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