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The Men behind the Wall
Director: Ines Moldavsky
Israel, Palestine | 2017 | 28 min | Hebrew, Arabic w. Eng & Heb subs
Tinder. A woman seeks man. Man seeks a woman. Everything could be so simple if she weren’t in Israel and the guys “nearby”, as suggested by the app, weren’t in the West Bank. Ines, an Israeli woman from Tel Aviv, the filmmaker and protagonist, makes contact with men from the West Bank and Gaza Strip through dating apps. Straddling the virtual and physical worlds, she goes on a journey through the West Bank, ready to challenge both Israeli law and social norms.
I Signed the Petition
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
UK, Germany, Switzerland | 2018 | 10 min | English w. Heb subs
Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.
Your Father Was Born 100 Years Old, and So Was the Nakba
Director: Razan AlSalah
USA | 2017 | 7 min | Arabic with Eng & Heb subs
She looks down at her virtual ghost marked with an X. "If I were walking, I would have found it, even if it's not here anymore." Oum Amin, a Palestinian grandmother returns to her hometown Haifa through Google Maps Street View, today the only way she can see Palestine.
The White Elephant
Director: Shuruq Harb
Palestine | 2018 | 12 min | English, Arabic & Hebrew with Eng & Heb subs
Using images shared on the Internet by Israelis during the Gulf War, the First Intifada and trance music gatherings, Shuruq Harb composes the portrait of a Palestinian teenager in the 1990s, in the mirror of Israeli pop culture.