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A film by Naomi Levari

Ameer is about to enlist in the army. As opposed to the majority of eighteen-year-old boys in Israel, for whom army service is mandatory, Ameer is exempt from military service under the assumption that his enlistment may endanger Israel’s security. That is because Ameer is a Muslim Arab. All alone, he sets out on a journey of civic and self-definition, while carefully navigating the thin line between Jewish and Arab societies. Ameer, an eternal optimist, wishes to be both a proud Arab and an enthusiastic Israeli, while his only enemy is reality.

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Commissioned by

World Premiere

Production Company Black Sheep Film Productions 
Producers Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
Production Managers Lee Levi, Yael Biron

Camera Yoram Millo, Yoav Kosh, Naomi Levari
Editor Tali Halter Shenkar
Sound Recordists Tuli Chen, Alfred Tesler, Yishai Ilan,
Dror Mansura

Sound Designer Ronen Nagel
Music Ophir Leibovitch 

Festivals & Awards

WINNER Best international documentary - Chagrin film festival 2012 (USA)
WINNER Grand Prix - FIPA Biarritz IFF 2012 (France)
SPECIAL MENTION – Intima Lens FF 2013 (Italy)

SPECIEL MENTION - Jerusalem Film Festival 2011 

Nominee, Israeli Academy Awards, 2012

ETNOFilm festival, Croatia, 2014

London International, Documentary Film Festival, 2011

Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Italy, 2013

Kratovo Ethnographic Film Festival, Italy, 2013

Middle Eastern Studies Association FF, USA, 2013
San Francisco JFF

Other Israel

West Virginia JFF
Warsaw JFF

Hartford JFF

FilmisReal Amsterdam
Berlin Jewish Film Festival
Toronto JFF

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