Screening date:02/12/2009 -- 20h
Ajami

Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother's life. Affluent Palestinian Binj dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando becomes obsessed with revenge when his brother is found dead in the West Bank...

Country: Israel/Palestine
Production:  Inosan Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision. World Sales: The Match Factory - Tel : 00 49 221 53 97 090 - website.
Year: 2009
Director: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Editing: Burkhard Althoff, Doris Hepp
Cinematography: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
Music: Rabiah Buchari
Sound: Kai Tebbel
Cast: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Scandar Copti
35mm    color    120 min

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biography

Born in 1973 in Israel, Yaron Shani graduated from the Tel Aviv University Department of Film and Television having presented a thesis film, Disphoria, which won the Audience Award at the Babelsberg International Student Film Festival, as well as a Special Jury Mention at Karlovy Vary. Director of the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival in 2002, he has also directed and edited documentaries and 3D films.

Born and raised in Jaffa, Scandar Copti is a Palestinian Israeli. After graduating from the Israeli polytechnic The Technion as a mechanical engineer, and studying acting and scriptwriting, he went on to make The Truth, which screened at the 2003 Artists Against Occupation in Montreal.Since then, he has written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films.




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