Documentary directed by Alaa Ashkar (2016, 70 min.). In Arabic, French, and English with English subtitles.
Palestinian director Alaa Ashkar, living in France, set out to create a documentary about the collective memory of Palestinians in Israel. The director decides to include his family in the filmmaking, resulting in an intimate story about the evolution of his identity from childhood within his protective family in the Galilee until adulthood through his travels.
Five Boys and a Wheel
Directed by Said Zagha (2016, 19 min.). In Arabic with English subtitles.
A young father (Ali Suliman) has to help his son out of a petty conflict with the neighbors. As the parents of each respective family are summoned, the discussions quickly spin out of control, testing the father’s values. Set in Jordan, this short film is an Arabic-language adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short story “Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes.”
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