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Film Review: 'James' Journey to Jerusalem'

An African Christian makes a pilgrimage in the new movie James' Journey to Jerusalem -- and discovers the Holy Land is not quite what he expected. NPR's Bob Mondello says the film operates on several levels, most intriguingly as an allegory.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.

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