200 Meters ★★★½

this is the reality Palestinians have to face everyday.

200 meters perfectly captures every little bit of anxiety of having to go through so much just to cross a small distance. at points, i felt as claustrophobic and as nervous as the characters were. the movie is slightly long winded, which i think is a deliberate point in making the audience feel how long of a journey it is just to cross 200 meters. i was on the edge of my seat the entire time.