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JUNCTION 48

Project Description

JUNCTION 48

Udi Aloni / Israel, Germany, EEUU / 2016/96 min. / DCP / V.O.S.C.
Tamer Nafar, Samar Kupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki

Saturday 16/9 21.30h
Sala Laya – Filmoteca de Catalunya
Saturday 30/9 19.00h
Sala Laya – Filmoteca de Catalunya

Fiction

Release in Spain

Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd. A family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, the star potential of the ‘first Arab rapper’ is quickly noticed. Although he raps “I’m not political,” Kareem and the group use music to express their tough life as Palestinian youth. But the road to success is never easy… Kareem and his group must face violent nationalistic Jewish rappers, government-imposed gentrification and troubled drug-dealing friends. When Manar’s family threatens to harm them if she performs publicly with him, the time comes for Kareem to either surrender to conservative tradition or stand up for the woman he loves, the artist he respects…

JUNCTION ’48 is inspired by true life story of Tamer Nafar, who single-handedly created the palestinian Hip-Hop scene from scratch

Awards

Best music, best sound – Israel Film Academy 2016
Panorama Audience Award Fiction Film- Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Jury Award Best International Narrative Feature- Tribeca Film Festival 2016
Audience Award – Seminici 2016
Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature- Woodstock Film Festival 2016

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