The Writer (TV Show, episodes 1-3). Creator/Writer: Sayed Kashua (Israel, 2015, 71 min.). TLV TV.
In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
This is the story of a man trying to rewrite his life. From Sayed Kashua, the writer of the hit Israeli series Arab Labor, this new series follows a fictionalized version of Kashua—Kateb, a Palestinian TV writer living in Israel. Following the success of Arab Labor, Kateb has become a poster boy for the new Arab Israeli. But while the public embraces him and his fans conflate him with his own fictionalized self, Ahmed from Arab Labor, Kateb struggles with his identity. With wit, satire, and outright humor, Kashua asks pointed personal questions about putting oneself on the screen, exploiting one’s own identity, and how one’s choices determine their life’s path.
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