Various directors. Digital.

The Crossing

Directed by Ameen Nayfeh (2017, 11 min.). Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Shadi and his sister Mariam are excited to visit their sick grandfather on the other side of the Separation Wall. Their elder brother Mohammed arrives with the permit to cross, but having a permit is sometimes not enough.

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The Chair

Directed by Laila Abbas (2017, 15 min.). Arabic with English subtitles.

While visiting her family in Palestine, Olga finds that her grandmother has passed away, and she gets involved with helping her aunt with the funeral and the wake. Meanwhile, family friend Maria is trying to find a husband for Olga. But Olga has other plans.


Directed by Dania Sharabati (2017, 15 min.). Arabic with English subtitles.

A Palestinian family residing in Lebanon has its world turned upside down when the eldest member of the family, Eitidal, learns that she has only a short time left to live. Lana and her mother must fulfill Eitidal’s wish to die in her native Palestine.

The Foreigner 

Documentary directed by Natalie Al-Jubeh (2017, 16 min.). Arabic and English with English subtitles.

Don Hutchison, an American born in Pennsylvania, came to Palestine in 1965. Since then, he has considered himself Palestinian.

Strange Cities Are Familiar

Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky (2018, 20 min.). Arabic and English with English subtitles.

Ashraf (Mohammad Bakri) is haunted by guilt and memories of past trauma. When he receives disturbing news about his only son, he must face his own mistakes in order to help.


Directed by Rakan Mayasi (2017, 15 min.). Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

A Palestinian (Saleh Bakri) serving time in an Israeli jail receives a visit from his wife, and she devises a daring operation to fulfill their secret desires.

Advisory: Adult themes and sexual language.

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