Critic, filmmaker and journalist Norma Marcos was born in Palestine and, though she currently lives in Paris, frequently returns to work in Palestine and its territories. During work on one particular project, Marcos has travelled to Palestine to begin production when she was detained by Israel authorities and jailed in Bethlehem. Never one to let a storytelling opportunity escape her, Marcos used a mini-DV camera to capture her experience during the seven weeks she spent in Bethlehem not being able to leave the town waiting for her case to be sorted out as the Israelis refused to let her leave through Ben Gourion airport. Marcos worked the footage, including interviewing with an occasional visitor, her seven-year-old niece Yara, into a short documentary called En Attendant Ben Gurion (Waiting For Ben Gurion). The film blends Marco’s own review of Bethlehem during her detainment with a child’s perspective on life in the Middle East.