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Jaffa

  • Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
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    Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot where Jews, Muslims, and Christian's mingle in one of the poorest sectors of the city. Yaron Shani and Scandar Copti's AJAMI gives voice to a cross-section of the neighborhood's inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a Jewish police detective (Eran Naim) obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian (Scandar Copti) dreaming of a positive future with his Jewish girlfriend. But their intersecting stories leads to a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

    Learn more about AJAMI at IsraelFilmCenter.org

    Starring: Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Shahir Kabaha
  • Keren Yedidya
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    In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik, erupting in a tragedy that forces Mali to make a few horrifying decisions.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby, Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Dalia Beger, Dana Ivgy
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