Ajami

Miami Beach Cinematheque. May 14th, 15th, 16th, 2010.  7:00 p.m

altA powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood – a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims, and Christians- is told through a cross section of the city’s inhabitants.

A young Israeli fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian Refugee working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a jewish police detective obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian dreaming of a future with his jewish girlfriend. As their stories intersect- and the film’s narrative shifts back and forth in time-we witness a dramatic collision of different worlds, and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

Directed by Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani. 2009. Germany-Israel. 120mins. With Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan and Elias Saba.. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. Academy Award Nominee Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or special mention, Israeli Film Academy Awards Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay and European Film Awards Discovery of the Year.

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