Two people not from here
Building a life
Jerusalem is their playground
A place that symbolizes a beginning
The core of three world religions
And the site of a perpetual struggle over ideology and property
It’s good that you’re here
It’s good that we are here
It’s good that you left your country
It’s good that this is your country now
You can call this your country
It’s good that you fell in love
It’s good that you got married
Is it good that we are married?
It’s good that you have children
You have two
I have two
It’s good that you have hope
Reflecting on where they come from and what kind of world they grew up in, Scarlet Tummers and Atta Nasser question what doing and pursuing Good means to them and what forms it could take. They radically do away with any imposed truth.
Slowly the religious frameworks fall from their shoulders and they build a new framework of their own in which love and humanity reign. Can they dare to be political and revolutionary with that new framework and try to change the world or to start small: the thinking of the public? Or do they thereby fall into the trap of becoming that which they have just so strongly opposed? And what happens when reality seeps more and more into their theatrical imagination? Do they give up? Is their struggle pointless? And should they call it a struggle? Jerusalem is a contemporary search for meaning.