genres: autobiographical,middle east,racism,religion,war,world war 2
Jerusalem is a sweeping, epic work that follows a single family - three generations and fifteen very different people - as they are swept up in chaos, war, and nation-making from 1940-1948. Faith, family, and politics are the heady mix that fuel this ambitious, cinematic graphic novel. Author-filmmaker Boaz Yakin turns his finely-honed storytelling skills to a topic near to his heart: his family lived in Palestine during this period and were caught up in the turmoil of war just as his characters are. This is a personal work that tells the stories of a huge cast of memorable characters as they wrestle with a time when nothing was clear and no path was smooth.