(from the Economist) [the bold face movies deal with African-Israeli themes]
In general these movies are about Jewish themes, about people who slip between the cracks, who do not feel comfortable with Jews or Arabs, have a different self-identity that does not fall within the normal poles, or, perhaps, feel like an outsider or foreigner either at home or in a distant land.
About a woman and her friends who speak an Arabic heavily influenced and filled with Hebrew and live a culture heavily influenced by Jewish culture, yet face discrimination and prejudice from Jews and Arabs, in Israel and Arab countries.
Three Times Divorced
A Palestinian woman turns to the Israeli state for help when the sharia (Muslim Law) courts sides with her abusive husband, an Israeli Arab (not a Jew). But she has no status in
Six Floors to Hell
Life of 6 Palestinians doing odd jobs to make it in
The Boys from
This looks at some Lebanese Christians who fought with the Israeli army during the 18-year occupation of southern
A Russian guy wants to marry his Ethiopian girlfriend.
King Lati the First
A story about a Jewish boy, born to a Senegalese father (who received Israeli citizenship as a refugee) and a Belarusian mother, who is called “nigger” by his peers and is taken back to
The Prodigal Son
This one shows a look inside the group of black Americans who claim descent from one of the lost tribes of
An American catholic convert to Judaism does stand-up comedy routine about his conversion and new life. I think it’s a play on the “Supersize Me” movie’s title.