Video — 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 74 min.) : sound, color Sound: digital. Video: PAL. Digital: video file.DVD video.text file.
"In his heartfelt documentary, co-director and subject Elad Cohen explores the meaning and experience of family. Growing up deaf and gay in a family of hearing people, Cohen never felt at home and always felt alone. That feeling of estrangement was exacerbated during his adolescence by the sudden death of his mother and the subsequent rift with his father as the family scattered in different directions. Cohen creates a sense of family with a small group of friends, including his best friend, Yaeli, a deaf woman. While he wants a child and a life partner, he fears that he won't find the right man in the small deaf community in his "sweet little country." Sharing a desire with Yaeli to be parents, the new "couple" decide to have a child in a shared parenting arrangement. Clips from Cohen's childhood are interspersed with footage of family members and friends and his day-to-day life. As new parents, they soon realize the naïveté in their expectations about bringing up a baby together. Their journey reveals the challenges of parenting, the bias against deaf individuals and the intricacies of human relationships. Ultimately their newborn helps Cohen become a more complete person and allows him to mend his relationship with his own father."--Michele Lynn, Jewish Film Institute website.
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.