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  • Summary: This documentary is the deeply moving story of Israeli filmmaker, Danae Elon's quest to find Musa Obeidallah, the Palestinian man who helped raise her from the time she was a baby until she joined the Israeli army. This film reaches out with unsentimental acuity seasoned by deep affection, to all who believe in the power of family, trust and friendship. (GeoQuest Entertainment Group) Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. It's unlikely there will ever be a more moving portrait of the shared selfhood, usually veiled by politics, common to the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    With pained gentleness, her film insists we make our homelands within us and take them wherever we go.
  3. A work of powerful humanism.
  4. Politics hovers over every moment of Another Road Home, Elon's layered, loving and deeply personal documentary about her quest to find the Palestinian caregiver who raised her.
  5. 70
    Unforgettably documents the kind of journey that leads not to easy answers, but rather to an even thornier knot of questions.
  6. 70
    Politics hover at the edges of even the most affectionate encounters among Danae, her parents, and the Obeidallah family. Amos Elon's negativity regarding the future of the Jewish state mars the film, yet Another Road Home moves beyond dark predictions.
  7. Reviewed by: Nicole Arthur
    50
    Earnest if emotionally unsatisfying documentary.

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  1. Barbara
    Apr 2, 2007
    10
    If this movie does not move you to see that love is universal, regardless of age, gender, religion or nationality, nothing will. People have a choice..to love freely or let their choices of who they will "allow" themselves to love be made for them. Musa Obeidallah is a re-affirmation for me that there are still gentle heros who walk amongst us in this ever increasingly secular world. Expand