The seventh installment of Filmatique’s Foreign Language Oscar Submissions series features films from Israel and Palestine.
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...
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...
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.
Hany Abu-Assad • 2014 • Palestine
A baker gets caught by Israeli authorities crossing the wall.
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...
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...