The film 1948 is a record of memories of a group of elderly Arabs. The director, Mohammad Bakri, employs poems Mahmoud Darwish. In their own words, the Palestinians interviewed describe the moments when they became refugees. They described the brutality in which they were deported, or the fear of massacre that made them and their families flee for their lives. They speak without blame or even protest.
About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.
In a Palestinian-Israeli village, the life of a teenager is complicated: no privacy, no higher education, no beer, and hardly any girls. When a cellular antenna is put up in the middle of the village, everything turns into a whirlpool.
A young Palestinian woman from east Jerusalem goes to live with her aunts in Ramallah. The film focuses around the aunts: three, unmarried women in their sixties, part of the city’s Christian bourgeoisie, whose lives came to a standstill on the even of the ’67 war.
Layal, newly married and pregnant, finds herself in an Israeli prison, convicted as an accessory to a terrorist bombing after doing a good deed for a stranger. The warden and guards foster suspicion and mistrust, and stoke the bitter enmity between Palestinian and Israeli prisoners. The birth of Layal’s child brings rare joy, but hasten the day when she must choose between family and solidarity with the cause of freedom. Director Masri recreates the politics and tensions of the Palestinian struggle in this microcosm while demonstrating the unique challenges facing Palestinian women living under occupation.
Fire Lines tells the story of the Palestinian and Israeli firefighters who join forces to battle the historic Mount Carmel forest fire of December 2010.
Soraya, 28, decided to go to Palestine, where her family was exiled since 1948, and she seeks to reunite with her grandfather.
Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn’t have the means to renew his assignment, he is forced to be a taxi driver. On the day his daughter Laila becomes seven years old, his wife insists that he’ll be home early and bring her a present and a cake. Abu Laila’s has nothing else on his mind then completing this mission. But the daily life in Palestine has other plans.
With touching personal style and breathtaking cinematography, Director Mohammad Bakri tells the story of his 78-year-old aunt Zahara, from the times of pre-state Israel to present, leading the family with love and wisdom through the many trials of life.