Germany, Israel


Jafa’s Ajami neighbourhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Back and forth in time, and through the eyes of various characters, we witness how impossible the situation actually is... Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother’s life. Afuent Palestinian Binj dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando and his family undergo a frustrating search for his missing younger brother, a soldier...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Scandar Copti, Scandar Copti, Scandar Copti

Written by: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti

Produced by: Mosh Danon, Thanassis Karathanos, Talia Kleinhendler

Cinematography: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Main Cast: Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Shahir Kabaha, Scandar Copti, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2009