Hamamm al-Ayn and Me: Jerusalem Moments Film Project 2009| 8mins
Director: Nihad Sabri | Producer: Yariv Mozer, Yael Perlov
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Israel
The Hammam al-Ein, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, was built by the Mamluk ruler, Saif Al-Din Al-Nasiry, circa 1336. What is left of this hammam (bathhouse) is the room that was used to heat the water and store commodities. The settler organization Ateret Cohanim began building a synagogue adjacent to the internal walls of the hammam. The construction upsets the delicate relationship between the Islamic Waqf and Israel and the daily routines of the Muslim residents living nearby.