Junction 48

Picture Junction 48

Junction 48

Original title: Junction 48
Director: Udi Aloni
Cast: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Said Dasuki
Country: Israel, Germany, United States
Year of production: 2016
Length (min): 95
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: The Match Factory
Section: Tribute: Oren Moverman

The story of Palestinian rapper Kareem and his girlfriend, singer Manar, starts unfolding against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Musical success is a chance for Kareem to escape the crime-filled ghetto that is his home. But it soon turns out that even in the cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, the atmosphere is less free-spirited than it might seem at first. Kareem will have to decide whether he prioritizes traditions and securities, or freedom and love.

Udi Aloni

The Israeli-American artist and political activist focuses on the relationship between art and theory in all his works. He launched his career as a successful painter and established himself also in literature and theatre. He has made many documentaries, music videos and features, usually with a strong political subtext. Junction 48 won one of awards at Tribeca festival in New York.

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