Junction 48
2016 | Israel, Germany, USA | NR | 95 min.
Showings
Bijou by the BaySat, Jul 29 9:00 PM Not Available  
 
Old Town PlayhouseSun, Jul 30 12:00 PM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Don't Miss
Release Year:2016
Runtime:95 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:Israel
Germany
USA
Original Language:Arabic
Hebrew
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Udi Aloni
Produced by:Udi Aloni
Stefan Arndt
Lawrence Inglee
David Silber
Screenwriter:Oren Moverman
Tamer Nafar
Cinematography:Amnon Zlayet
Cast:Tamer Nafar
Samar Qupty
Salwa Nakkara
Ayed Fadel
Sameh "SAZ" Zakout
Description
Real life rap artist Tamer Nafar stars as Kareem, a young Palestinian musician from Lod, a poor, crime-ridden town a few kilometres east of Tel Aviv where Arabs and Jews live side by side. His problems are out of scale with most American teenagers. A car accident kills his father and critically injures his mother. The government is threatening to tear down the home of their band manager Talal to erect a Museum of Reconciliation. Kareem and his girlfriend Manar (Samar Qupty) find joy performing together, but at a concert where they hope to raise money for Talal, their lyrics incite an attack from Jewish rappers. Kareem and Manar decide to use their songs to fight against the oppression of Israeli society as well as the violence that exists within their own conservative patriarchal community. With an attractive young cast, a bright color palette, and witty rapid-fire raps, director Udi Aloni has created a sharp commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian situation through the story of talented, courageous young people who struggle to be creative in a difficult world.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
THUNDERCLAP! (Sat)
Bella (Sun)

SPONSORED BY
The Rosenbaum Family (Sat)
Ward Gillett, MD & Mary Bevans Gillett (Sun)
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