Israel & Palestine

Israel & Palestine

The seventh installment of Filmatique’s Foreign Language Oscar Submissions series features films from Israel and Palestine.

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Israel & Palestine
  • Bethlehem

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    Yuval Adler • Israel • 2013 • A complexly human portrait of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Sanfur is seventeen years old, the younger brother of Ibrahim, a prominent Palestinian militia leader. Living with his domineering father and taciturn mother, it is clear that Sanfur's l...

  • Salt of This Sea

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    Annemarie Jacir • Palestine • 2008 • A portrait of a woman's determination to reclaim her birthright.

    Sixty years after her grandparents' exile from Jaffa, Soraya feels something is not right. Departing Brooklyn for a homeland she has never known, she is greeted instead with susp...

  • When I Saw You

    Annemarie Jacir • 2012 • Palestine-Jordan

    Annemarie Jacir’s second film observes the effects of the Six Day War on a young boy who has been displaced to a Jordanian refugee camp.

  • Omar

    Hany Abu-Assad • 2014 • Palestine

    A baker gets caught by Israeli authorities crossing the wall.

  • The Idol

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    Hany Abu-Assad • Palestine • 2016 • A teen smuggles himself across borders to audition for Arab Idol

    Gaza, 2005. Despite the despair of their suroundings, ten-year-old Mohammed and his sister, Nour, spend their days immersed in childhood games and music, playing in a band with tw...

  • Ajami

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    Yaron Shani & Scandar Copti • Israel • 2009

    Ajami is a bustling multi-ethnic neighborhood in Yaffa, a place where Palestinian immigrants, Israeli Arabs, Christians and Jews live alongside each other. They share the same streets, the same sorrows. Omar has been targeted in reveng...