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12th(2016)
Junction 48
Israel, Germany, USA | 2016 | 97min | DCP | COLOR | Drama | Hip-hop

PROGRAM NOTE

‘The first Arab rapper’ Kareem lives with his parents in a crime-ridden ghetto of the city of Lyd, nearby Tel Aviv. Kareem is devastated when his father is killed in a car crash. The family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, Kareem’s star potential is quickly noticed. Kareem and the group use music to express their tough life as Palestinian youth. Kareem and his group face a violent confrontation with Jewish rappers.

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DIRECTOR

Udi Aloni

Udi Aloni is an Israeli American director and a writer whose works frequently explore the interrelationships between art, theory and activism. His films have been presented in the Berlinale and other major film festivals. His visual art has been presented in leading museums and galleries, including the Metropolitan in New York and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Producer
: David Silber, Lawrence Inglee, Stefan Arndt, Udi Aloni
Cast
: Tamer Nafar
Screenwriter
: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar
Cinematography
: Amnon Zalait
Editor
: Isaac Sehayek, Jay Rabionwitz Ace
Music
: Tamer Nafar, Itamar Ziegler
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