A Borrowed Identity
A young Palestinian outsider, Eyad, enters Jerusalem's most prestigious boarding school the first only Arab ever to be accepted. Initially isolated and lonely, he overcomes social, cultural and language barriers thanks to the compassion of a Jewish girl and the kinship of a classmate with muscular dystrophy. In this semiautobiographical
story, Eyad realizes that he must make a lifechanging compromise of identity in order to be accepted.
Introduction by, Sayad Kashua, scriptwriter, journalist and author of Dancing Arabs. Kashua is teaching at the University of Chicago and is a visiting scholar in the Israel Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (LIVE via Skype)
Hebrew/Arabi with English subtitles
Director: Eran Riklis
Length: 105 minutes
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