2009 | 52 MIN.
ARABIC/HEBREW
Israel

Sayed Kashua - Forever Scared

Sayed Kashua - Forever Scared

An exposé revealing the two sides of Sayed Kashua – an Israeli–Arab author, scriptwriter and publicist and a loving husband and a father of two.

credits

Director: DORIT ZIMBALIST
Producer: BARAK HEYMANN
Co-producer:  DORIT ZIMBALIST
Cinematography: EVYATAR LEVY, DORIT ZIMBALIST
Editing: BAT SHEVA JANCU
Original music: OPHIR LEIBOVITCH 

With the support of:
Second Authority for TV & Radio/Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

credits

Director: DORIT ZIMBALIST
Producer: BARAK HEYMANN
Co-producer:  DORIT ZIMBALIST
Cinematography: EVYATAR LEVY, DORIT ZIMBALIST
Editing: BAT SHEVA JANCU
Original music: OPHIR LEIBOVITCH 

With the support of:
Second Authority for TV & Radio/Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

synopsis

“I’m scared of cars, of dogs, of snakes; I’m scared of airplanes, helicopters, tanks and soldiers. I’m scared of terrorist attacks. I’m scared of Jews, I’m scared of Arabs, I’m scared that some day, they’ll put us in refugee camps” (Sayed Kashua, Haaretz, 2002).

Sayed Kashua has always felt like he doesn’t belong. The Jews don’t like him because he’s an Arab. The Arabs don’t like him because he’s successful. The Arabs think he’s a collaborator. The Jews think he’s a drunk. He’s always viewed as the Other, and he’s always scared.

The film follows Kashua – an Israeli-Arab author and scriptwriter –for seven years through dramatic ups and downs and life changing events that paint a complex portrait of a political writer and publicist who is also a loving husband and father of two. His family pays a heavy price for the choices he makes and the perpetual wandering from place to place, from nation to nation, belonging neither here nor there.

press

 

10 December 2009 Globes: Film review (Israel, Hebrew)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
  • IDFA
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival
  • Jerusalem International Film Festival
  • International Film Festival of Uruguay
  • DocAviv Galil, Israel
  • Global Peace Film Festival, Orlando, Florida
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Montana, USA
  • Faito Doc Festival, Monte Faito, Italy
  • Isratim Film Festival, France
  • The Reel Israel, Films & Conversation, Cleveland, USA
  • Caracas International Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Israfest LA Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival
  • Jewish Motifs Festival, Poland

World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, Spain, 2010

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