Introduced by director Sameh Zoabi
“Jawdat, a restless young concrete worker, just wants to have fun with his friends, talk on his cell phone and find love—a near impossible task in a place where politics and traditional values dominate. Adding to Jawdat's problems is his curmudgeonly father, Salem, who establishes the film's irreverent tone with his opening pronouncement of his people’s dilemma: 'Coexistence, my ass!'
"Dragging Jawdat and the entire village into his outrageous battle against an Israeli cell-phone tower that he fears is poisoning them with radiation, Salem and his hysterical behavior stand in stark contrast to Jawdat’s cool attitude that wins the hearts of Muslim, Christian, and even Jewish girls while wrestling with college entrance exams. In his humorous, sharp take on the social milieu of a Palestinian village inside Israel, director Zoabi realizes good-natured humor often produces a far stronger impact than bludgeoning audiences with polemics.”
—DOHA Tribeca Film Festival
Special ticket prices apply! Individual tickets are $10. MFAH Members, senior adults, students with ID, and members of Film Buffs receive $2 discount. Ultimate Film Supporter-level members of Film Buffs are admitted free.