Tells the story of Ezra Nawi, the driving force behind the protection of Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills who regularly face attacks from their Jewish settler neighbors. The South Hebron Hills have recently turned into the "wild west, " where the strong rule and the weak are silenced. Nawi works to change this situation. He embraces the necessary fights and arrests, assists in the Arab olive harvest and in digging wells, and also organizes day camps for the Arab children. Ezra has committed himself to the cause of the South Hebron cave dwellers. Saving them has become an essential part of his life.
Video — 1 streaming video file (80 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
The life of young Rajai, a Palestinian taxi-van driver who struggles on a daily basis to get passed roadblocks and barriers, over detours and shortcuts from East Jerusalem to Ramallah and back again transporting passengers for three shekels a trip. His point of view on the Intifadah, the occupation, suicide attacks and life in general is mirrored by that of his passengers, ordinary people but also by politicians and other prominent Palestinians. A humorous look into the day-to-day lives of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation as it is seen, lived and witnessed through the windows, and on the seats of a Ford Transit (the main public transportation in the occupied West Bank). An entertaining film about a people enduring occupation for more than 30 years - introducing the out of the ordinary point of view of the ordinary people. Mixing fiction with documentary, the film melds music, humour and anger into a high-spirited critique of an infamous crisis.
Video — 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; 2rda. Digital: video file; DVD-R video.
A satirical glimpse of the Arabic psyche, this film follows the story of E.S., a film director played by and based upon Suleiman himself. E.S. is burdened with a stalled screenplay and a sick father whose house is being gutted by tax collectors. He is also separated from his beautiful Palestinian lover by a check point, as he lives in Jerusalem and she in the occupied city of Ramallah.
Video — 1 streaming video file (90 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
Twenty years after his first Wadi, Amos Gitai returns for the third time to Wadi Rushmia. The site has been almost entirely destroyed by real-estate developers. Yussef and his wife, guardians of the place and of its history, still live there. Wadi Grand Canyon is composed of three films shot in 1981, 1991 and 2001 on the Wadi Rushmia site.
Twelve-year-old Rami moves from South Lebanon to Beirut with his family, to escape the Israeli bombings. In the city, he becomes fast friends with a few local children, including his neighbor, Yasmine, whom he falls in love with. However, the horrors of war catches up with him, when the civil war erupts. His friend is murdered in cold-blood, he gets separated from Yasmine, when her family moves away to escape the war and his father gets kidnapped by the militia. Despite his opposition to violence and warfare, Rami finds himself signing up to be a militia fighter for a different faction, in a bid to find his father. He meets Siham, a young mother whose husband had been kidnapped. In spite of the obstacles in her way, she is determined to find her husband. When his fellow militia fighters capture a prisoner and decide to kill him, Rami has to make a choice between his humanity and his allegiance to his faction, in a war that has pitted him against his own friend. Awards/Festivals: Prix Special de Jury, Cannes Junior International Film Festival; Best Film, Al Andalos Satellite, Mediterranean Film Festival; Special Distinction Award, Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia; Best Lebanese Feature Film, Beirut Media Festival, 2004.
"Fifty years after the exile of their grandparents from Palestine, the children of Shatila camp attempt to come to terms with the overwhelming realities of being refugees in a camp which has survived massacre, siege and starvation." --Original container.