a film by Domenico Distilo
produced by Marco Lo Curzio, Fabio Parente e Domenico Distilo
dop | Alexander Gheorghiu
editor | Alberto Masi
format | 1×30’ – 1×52’ HD
Between cyberspace and daily life, “Jerusalem – Urban Extremes” is an insight into the conflictual use of space in the Holy City. In Jerusalem, groups of both Israeli and Palestinian urban planners have joined together to defend human rights: the right to possess land, because in Israel the biggest conflict is that of space. Architecture and urban studies are the cause of conflict, and the documentary follows the emotional maps of the city, through the eyes of those who live and work in the city defining the development and the confines of Jerusalem: a capital city for two populations. The regulatory plan, building licenses, evictions and illegal building are the tools used to define the territory’s nature: the war is fought through housing, no longer using tanks.
The planning of the houses has become a filter, revealing the intimate mechanism of a thousand year long conflict.