Ramallah to crack open ‘Diaries’

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Walter Salles’ “The Motorcycle Diaries” will be the opening film of the first Ramallah Intl. Film Festival.

Fest, postponed several times due to the flare-ups in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will unspool Thursday-July 14 in a new cultural center a stone’s throw from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Muqata HQ.

Guests expected to attend include thesp Vanessa Redgrave and helmer Emir Kusturica.

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