Film 'Junction 48' on Israeli Arabs wins Tribeca foreign feature award

By JTA
April 22, 2016 14:12

 
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 An Israeli director’s film about prejudice against Arabs in the Jewish state won Best International Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

The film Junction 48 by Udi Aloni, a critic of Zionism and promoter of the boycott against Israel who earlier this year said in Germany that Israel had a “fascist government,” won the award Thursday night at the festival in New York City, Army Radio reported.

The film follows the story of an Arab rapper’s experiences as he forges his artistic path in the mixed city of Lod. It deals with anti-Arab bias in Israeli society as well as violence and conservatism among members of its Arab minority. In February, the film won the top audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival. According to Channel 10, the film was produced with state funding.

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