A film about Bedouin life, sans cliches
Director Ami Livne recalls the trials of finding a convincing actor to play the lead in 'Sharqiya,' which opens this week.
Kamel Najr, the protagonist in the film "Sharqiya," lives in one of the Bedouin shantytowns, officially called "unrecognized villages," in the Negev. Every day he comes home from work to a plywood shack with tin sheets for a roof that has no electricity or running water. A noisy generator allows him and his family to turn on lights and watch television. To get water,...
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