A film by Amber Fares and Avi Goldstein
The Shu'fat refugee camp lies on the edge of Jerusalem. Carrying blue Jerusalem IDs but now separated from the city by the wall and a checkpoint, residents of the camp find themselves caught between Jerusalem and the West Bank. Deprived of civil services, the camp has become an over-crowded no-man's land plagued by garbage, drugs, and violence. Out of the daily struggle for survival and identity rises G-Town, a young rap group bringing voice to life in the camp and defining the Jerusalem style of Palestinian hip hop.
"Ghetto Town" is a SocDoc Studios production. It premiered at the 2009 Jerusalem Film Festival as part of the "Jerusalem Moments" film series, and has screened at festivals in Toronto, Sao Paolo, Brussels, Brighton, and New Orleans.