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Ameer Got His Gun

Synopsis
Documentary about Ameer Abu Ria, an eighteen year old Muslim Arab, who volunteers to enlist in the Israeli army, despite - like all Israeli Arabs - being exempt from service. Ameer believes that his induction is the way to equality, and of belonging to the state he lives in. However, in the eyes of Israeli Jews his presence in the army is considered a security risk and Arab citizens consider him a traitor. The film follows Ameers journey to civic and self-definition, as he navigates the thin line between Jewish and Arab societies.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Social Studies; Politics & government
Keywords
Arabic communities; Israel; Palestine

Credits

Director
Naomi Levari; Saar Yogev

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$219.00 [Institutional rate]
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
58 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Email
docued@der.org
Web
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Phone
+1 617 926 0491
Fax
+1 617 926 9519
Address
101 Morse Street
Watertown
MA 02472
USA
Notes
American company with an extensive catalogue of documentary films from around the world in the areas of ethnology, anthropology, world cultures, religion, women’s studies and human rights. Supplied on PAL/NTSC video and multi-region DVD, or download via the Reframe Collection (qv).

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