Waiting for Sallah el Din

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In the second half of the 12th century, a Muslim leader of Kurdish origin appeared in the East. His name was Sallah el-Din Alayobe (Salladin). Salladin succeeded in uniting the divided Muslim-Arab state. He conquered the crusaders in Palestine, thereby releasing Jerusalem from Arab rule. His name was immortalized in Arab history and has come to symbolize a sense of longing for a new leader. East Jerusalem, in the year 2000: a region in a constant state of waiting. The film portrays the day-to-day lives of four people in Jerusalem in a reality far removed from the kind of action-scenes seen in Western TV-broadcasts.