ARABANI

director: 
Adi Adwan
country: 
Israel
year: 
2013
category: 
film
legth: 
84'
section: 
Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
festival edition: 
2015
Arabani is a slang word that combines Hebrew and Arabic. Yoseph is a Druze who returns to his native village after having been estranged from it for 17 years. He arrives with his son and daughter, whose Jewish mother he has just divorced. His decision to settle down leads to friction within the closed, conservative Druze community. The friction stems from the fact that to be a real Druze, both parents must be Druze. Despite the problems and difficulties, Semadar, Yoseph's daughter, unexpectedly finds love.