Sharqiya2012

Director:Ami Livne

Kamel, a young Bedouin, is a proud security guard at the Be’er Sheba central bus station.

Kamel lives in a small unrecognized village situated in the desert. The leader of the village is Kamel’s brother, Khaled, who works in construction jobs and is married to 21 years old Nadia. the relationship between the two brother is tensed mainly because Khaled doesn’t approve Kamel’s job. One day, Kamel returns from work to discover a demolition order delivered by the authorities. The next day, Khaled stops going to work and stays in the village, keeping watch, ready to resist the evacuation forces when they come. Kamel understands that the fate of the village lays on his shoulders. During one of his shifts, an idea comes to his mind. He carefully assembles a small bomb, takes it in a bag to his work at the Central Station, and place it under a bench. several seconds go by before he “discovers” the bomb. Just as he had hoped, police forces and reporters rush to the station. For a few moments he is treated as the hero of the day. He gets interviewed by a TV reporter and even gets to talk about his village. Kamel rushes to the village, but to his great dismay, the event receives hardly any mention. The next day, the demolition forces arrive to the village, united in their misery Kamel, Nadia and Khaled watches the bulldozer trample their home. After the convoy leave, friends come to help rebuild the shacks. Khaled asks Kamel to go to work – money is needed, but for the first time, Kamel wants to stay with them, in the village, and not on his way to the Central Station.

Starring Edan Abu Wadi and Misa Abd El-Hadi.

THE UK PREMIER OF SHARQIYA WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE 16TH UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL WHICH IS BEING HELD FROM 31ST OCTOBER TO 18TH NOVEMBER 2012 www.ukjewishfilm.org

SERET WOULD LIKE TO THANK UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL FOR THEIR HELP IN SECURING THIS PREVIEW.