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Arab Labor Third Season


Israel, 2012 | TV Fiction, 10 X 24 min, | Video
Director: Shay Kapun
Producers: Daniel Paran, Yonatan Paran

" Kashua has managed to barge through cultural barriers and bring an Arab point of view into the mainstream of Israeli entertainment."
-The New York Times

 

"…a groundbreaking TV Show that finds humor in sharing a homeland."
The Chicago Tribune

 

About Season 3

In Season 3, Yoske is struggling to sell his apartment because he has an Arab neighbor, so he asks Amjad to keep a low profile -- or basically to disappear. In order to prove to the world that Israelis and Arabs can live together, Amjad joins the show "Big Brother". Amjad's first task as he walks into the "Big Brother" house is to make everyone in the house believe he is a Jew. Despite putting his all into the task, Amjad must flee the house due to the harsh racism he encounters in there.

This season will follow Amjad in his attempts, which some will say are futile ones, to become a part of the Israeli society. Attempts which are at times pathetic, sometimes outrageous, but always heart-warming and thought-provoking.

 

About Arab Labor

Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit", which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad Alian, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime, and it generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media.

 

 

Awards and Festivals:

 Best Israeli series, Israeli Academy Awards 2012

Best Actor to Clara Huri, Israeli Academy Awards 2012

 Heinrich Böll Foundation 2012

Ottawa  Soloway JCC 2012
Maine Jewish Film Festival 2012
Princeton University 2012
Hillel- Stanford University 2011
Saarbruecken Israeli Film Festival 2011
Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 20111
Berlin Jewish Film Festival 20111
Toronto Jewish Film Festival 20111
Davis library University of N. Carolina 2011
Forum des Images, France 2011
Congregation Beth El Bathesda 2011
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue 2011

Hartford Jewish Film Festival, March 2011

Contra Costa Jewish Film Festival, March 2011
San Diego Jewish Film Festival, February 2011
Denver Jewish Film Festival, February 2011
Brooklyn Israeli Film Festival, January 2011
Highland ParkTemple, December 2010
Washington JFF, December 2010
Palm Beach JFF, December 2010
3 Stars Cinema, Texas, November 2010
UK Jewish Film Festival, November 2010
Oher Israel Film Festival, November 2010
Israfest Film Festival Los Angeles, October 2010
Washington Jewish Film Festival-screening room, October 2010
Mostra de VAlencia Film Festival, October 2010
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 2010
Caracas Jewish Film Festival, July 2010
FilmIsreal! Amsterdam, April 2010
REEL ISRAEL Cleveland OH, April 2010
Schusterman Center Brandeis University, March 2010
Houston JFF, March 2010
Fribourg FF Film Forum, March 2010
Rochester Jewish Film Festival, special screening  -December 2009
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, special screening - November 2009
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, October 2009
Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif- Brussels, October 2009
San Paulo Jewish Film Festival, August 2009
Rochester Jewish Film Festival, July 2009
Caracas Jewish Film Festival, June 2009
FilmIsreal Amsterdam, May 2009
Silicon Valley Israel Minfest, May 2009
Seattle Jewish Film Festival, May 2009
UK Jewish Film Festival, special screening - April 2009
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, April 2009
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, March 2009
Maine Jewish Film Festival, March 2009
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 2009
Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif- Brussels, 2009
Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Caracas Jewish Film Festival, 2009
FilmIsreal festival, The Netherlands, 2009
Rochester Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Silicon Valley Israel Minifest, 2009
Toronto Jewish Film Festival - more screneings - 2009
UK Jewish Film Festival - special screening 2009
NJ Celebration of Israeli Film & Culture, 2009
Tampa Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Maine Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2009
Denver Jewish Film Festival 2009
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Cinema Tout Ecran -Geneva Select Market, 2008
Washington Jewish  Film Festival - USA, 2008
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - USA, 2008
Other Israel Film Festival - USA, 2008
Chicago Jewish  Film Festival - USA, 2008
Boston Jewish  Film Festival - USA, 2008
Berlin Jewish Film Festival - Germany, 2008
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - USA, 2008
Toronto Jewish Film Festival - Canada, 2008
UK Jewish Film Festival - 2008
Israeli House, San Francisco, US 2008
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 2009
REEL ISRAEL Cleveland. 2009

 

 

Creators of the series: Daniel Paran, Sayed Kashua

Script: Sayed Kashua
Production Company: Dori Media Paran
Original Language: Hebrew & Arabic
Subtitles: English

 

Quotes:

" Kashua has managed to barge through cultural barriers and bring an Arab point of view into the mainstream of Israeli entertainment."
-The New York Times

" Sayed Kashua, a noted satirist, offers a wry take on the challenges and foibles of an Arab family loosely based on his own."
-The Los Angeles Times

"…a groundbreaking TV Show that finds humor in sharing a homeland."
-The Chicago Tribune

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