Selected Episodes, Arab Labor: Season 2
Director: Roni Ninio
Country: Israel | 2007 | TV Show
Duration: 4 episodes, 23 min. per episode
Language: Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles
ARAB LABOR deals with the status of Arab citizens of Israel in Israeli society, the daily controversy surrounding issues of identity, and the sensitivities of both populations. Amjad is a Palestinian journalist, married to Bushra and father to Maya. In order to become the accepted by Jerusalem's Ashkenazi elite, Amjad is willing to lie, flatter, and conceal his Palestinian identity. His love-hate relationship with Israel is a source of criticism from his parents, and his wife mocks him. Amjad's only ally is his friend Meir, an Israeli Jew and colleague, and a sworn bachelor who is in love with the lawyer Amal, Bushra's feminist Arab friend. ARAB LABOR has met harshly critical reviews from Israel's Palestinian citizens and global Arabic press, but is beloved by many Israeli Jews.
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