The Mandel JCC's Leonard Krieger Cleveland Jewish FilmFest - AjamiDrama, Israel, 2009, 120 minutes
Hebrew/Arabic with subtitles
Directors: Scander Copti, Yaron Shani
Thursday, October 14 • 7:30 pm • Cedar Lee Theatre
Israel’s 2010 Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Ajami is co-directed by a Palestinian and an Israeli. A powerful crime drama, Ajami is set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood, a melting pot of Jews, Muslims and Christians, and told through the eyes of a cross section of the city’s inhabitants. As their stories intersect, tragic consequences occur when enemies live as neighbors.
Sponsor: David & Inez Myers Foundation