Omar

WM Premiere: Omar (2013, Israel)

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  • WM Premiere: Omar (2013, Israel)
  • Sally Luff
  • April 4, 2016

Omar’s village is separated from his friends’ by the Isolation Wall. He scales the wall and dodges bullets frequently to visit his friends Tarek, Amjad and his girlfriend Nadia. The boys get together and practice shooting rifles, preparing to become fighters. When some Israeli soldiers humiliate Omar, the situation escalates quickly and ends with the boys killing a soldier. The next day Omar is arrested and is pressed by his captors to become a traitor and betray his friends or face 90 years in jail.

Nominated for Best Foreign Film of the Year at this year’s Academy Awards, and winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

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