Junction 48

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Junction 48 

by Udi Aloni




Director: Udi Aloni

Script: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar

Cinematographer: Amnon Zlayet

Editing: Isaac Sehayek, Jay Rabinowitz

Sound: Gil Toren

Music: Tamer Nafar, Itamar Ziegler

Cast: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki, Adeeb Safadi, Tarik Copti

Prod: Metro Communications, X-Filme Creative Pool, Blackbird, Dig the Movie

Paradis Films
6 rue Lincoln
75 008 Paris
Tel: 0033 1 53 53 44 10

Year: 2016

Screening: 2020

DCP, Color, 95 min,
O.V. Hebrew with French Subtitles

Audience Award Panorama Berlin Film Festival 2016

In the small town of Lyd, 20 minutes away from Tel Aviv, Kareem, a Palestinian rapper, lives a life made up of odd jobs and outings with friends. His girlfriend, Manar, and he have to work at keeping their love alive and giving themselves expression through their music, whether it be in their ghetto, riddled with criminality, or on the hip-hop scene in Tel Aviv.

Our main character, the first Arab hip-hop musician, lives in the Lyd ghetto… The Palestinian citizens of Israel are often referred to as ‘Palestinians from 48’. ‘Junction 48’ tells the story of Kareem and Manar and their community : these Palestinians from 48. However, it is also a universal story, the story of these young, Arab muslims in the world, who are trying to find their own means of expression, at once both individual and universal… Against all odds, we have created a binational community with their own artistic expression and own culture, a community which opens the possibility for ‘living together’ which does not pretend, all the same, to forget that we are living in a situation of separation.” Udi Aloni

All means are good means, even hip-hop music, when you’re fighting for a just cause.

Agat Film & Cie,
Alma Films, Depo Film
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