Asian New Force Category Finalist

Sabrine Khoury

Israel / Col / 18’ 54” / In Arabic with English subtitles
An Arabian salsa dancer is in a relationship with a Jewish dancer. Their next show is planned to take place in an Israeli settlement, however, she kept this detail hidden. When the dancers reach the army checkpoint, she realises that no matter how hard she tries, she will always be the other.
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Finalist Showcase: 17/3 (Fri) | 7pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 222′ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
It’s important for me to emphasise that my film is not a story about soldiers or checkpoints, it’s about our reality as Arabian Palestinians living in Israel; we face those unfair treatments also in the small and trivial things such as looking for a job, looking for an apartment to rent or being reminded at the airport that we have always been and will stay the less equal citizen without regards how hard we tried to be and feel equal.