When Egypt was Israel’s biggest enemy, an Egyptian film was screened weekly on the Israeli TV quickly becoming a ritual which people are still nostalgic about. Nobody ever wonder why Israeli TV insisted on showing movies made by “the enemy” and how they arrived to the Israeli TV. Though these films let us catch a glimpse at our neighbours across the border, most of us didn’t really want to see those people. “Arabic Movie” brings us to a fleeting moment, when we shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East.
Food for thought
This unexpected documentary brings the stories and takes us directly into living rooms brimming with nostalgia. It traces how Israelis became devoted fans of Egyptian movies as a window into a world that most failed to see and understand.
“I cant live without watching these films, they’re part of my life”
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