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  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 1: Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check by police and does not understand why, because he thinks he looks like an average Israeli. Meir tells him that it is because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car. Amjad decides to trade in his Subaru and gets into trouble with the owners of the chop shop. Meanwhile, Amjad the journalist has to explain in the media why Arabs are involved in more traffic accidents.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 10: Everyone wants to make a quick buck, but is the delivery room really the place to do so? When a known millionaire declares that he will award a million Israeli shekels to the first baby that is born on Independence Day, Bushra and Amjad compete with the Chen couple on who will give birth first.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
     / 

    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 2:  Amjad moves from the news desk to the magazine. The editor asks him for a colorful, sexy piece. Amjad is not sure what to write and deliberates over what to do, until he hears from his father about a very special sheep who understands what the soldiers say. Amjad makes up an interview with the sheep, and becomes a hot item on all of the local and international television networks. As he becomes famous for a false article, can he get himself out of this bind?

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
     / 

    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 4: After Amjad and Meir interview the Arab Miss Israel, Amjad heads home while Meir stays back to take pictures. Riding back to the city alone, Meir believes he is being kidnapped by his Arab taxi driver and his cronies. The driver struggles to understand Meir's pleas in Hebrew to spare his life, and thinks his erratic passenger needs to go to the bathroom. Meir calls on Amjad for help when his clueless driver "locks" him in an outhouse. Amjad and his father set out on a rescue mission to free Meir from his "kidnappers."

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
     / 

    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 5: It is the week of Passover. Meir, Amjad's coworker, meets with Amal, an attorney and friend of Bushra. He invites her to the Passover Seder. Amjad is also invited along with his wife and children to the home of a reform family whose son goes to kindergarten with Maya. Amjad is enthusiastic about the Seder ceremony and decides to adopt the concept of the Haggadah into Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice).

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
     / 

    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 6: Amjad is called into the police and asked to help supply information to the security forces. Scared, he tries to find a way out. His mother-in-law, who just moved in with them while her apartment is being remodeled and, as always, manages to annoy Amjad, will be his way of giving the GSS (General Security Services) what it wants...

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 8: Bushra, Amjad's wife honks at a BMW that is blocking them, and Amjad is afraid that he is about to get into a clash with one of the village criminals. He goes up to them to apologize for his wife’s honking and gets into even more trouble. In the meantime, Meir is beside himself with jealousy because of a Palestinian student who is courting his crush Amal.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. He seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched every day when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem.

    Episode 9: Amal wants to meet Meir’s parents. Meir, who is afraid of the meeting, hires substitute parents who will play the role of his very left-wing parents, who have no problem at all with the fact that their son is in a relationship with an Arab woman. Amjad invites Bushra out to a fancy restaurant frequented by Jerusalem’s elite, and ends up in a mess with his neighbor, the dishwasher at the restaurant.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

     

    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
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