And now for some local patriotism: Last night the movie "Ajami" received the Ophir prize for "Best Movie" and it will be the official selection to tthe academy awards (as in Oscars). It's the first time a predominantly Arabic spoken movie is the official candidate.
Good luck to Scandar Copti, Yaron Sheni and all the other crew & neighbours!!
About the movie Ajami in Arabic
Sunday, September 27
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Sunday, September 20
It's literally pouring now. I hope it forebodes a rainy year as we absolutely need it after such a prolonged dry period. Of course my alley is flooded, an ugly black fast flowing river carrying with it the debris and accumulated dust of the long dry season. But it makes me happy, this first rain.
Posted by yudit at 8:25 am
Normally we have the doubtful honour of being among the first to know, the gravedigger lives on the corner of our alley and bad news travels quickly. I think the family may have gone for the holiday as already on Thursday they brought me a batch of Id el Fitr cookies and talked about perhaps going somewhere.
Later on i learned of the guy's identity; Samir Moghrabi.
Saturday, September 19
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Wednesday, September 2
Another police car arrives close to the house of my neighbours.
The search goes on.
They are taking the house apart or so it seems. One of the children just returned home. Not a pleasant situation.
All the neighbours stand outside on the balconies and rooftops to watch the show.
In case someone was wondering, this is the police climbing over the wall to search the yard.
Thursday morning update: police are searching all over the nearby roof tops.