This Way Up

PBS Premiere: Aug. 25, 2009Check the broadcast schedule »

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This is a story about a wall — the separations it's meant to enforce, and the unintended ones it creates. The security wall being constructed by Israel on the West Bank has divided Palestinian families and communities. It has also isolated the Catholic-run Our Lady of Sorrows nursing home outside of Jerusalem, leaving the feisty residents to face old age in the throes of one of the world's most bitter conflicts. With beautiful imagery, moments of laughter and use of a quietly eccentric older guide, This Way Up puts a human face on political debates as it examines the social, economic and personal costs of barriers and division.

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