It’s Better to Jump – The Story of Akka (Film)

A young boy jumps from the ancient walls of Akka. (Photo: Patrick Stewart Productions)

Following a limited theatrical release, the award-winning IT’S BETTER TO JUMP, a social issue documentary about the cultural erasure of the Arab population in ancient city of Akka (Acre), was released on DVD and video on demand platforms on January 28, 2014 from Cinema Libre Studio. In a New York Times movie review it was praised as “a work of community advocacy.”

The movie is directed by Patrick A. Stewart, Gina M. Angelone, and Mouna B. Stewart and has won recognition on the festival circuit including: Winner of the Golden Lion (Barcelona International Film Festival, the Best Director), the Best International Documentary Feature (Oaxaca International Film Festival), runner up for the Grand Prize for Best Film at the Al Jazeera Documentary Festival, and was also nominated for the Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and for Best Documentary at Milano International Film Festival.

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