VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ARNA'S CHILDREN

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ARNA'S CHILDREN

Juliano Mer-Khamis, Danniel Danniel
Palästina/Israel/NL, 2003
Documentaries, 84min, OmeU

ARNA'S CHILDREN

Juliano Mer-Khamis, Danniel Danniel
Palästina/Israel/NL, 2003
Documentaries, 84min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Stimme
Juliano Mer-Khamis/Danniel Danniel
Screenplay: 
Juliano Mer-Khamis
Danniel Danniel
Sound: 
Alla Khouri
Rani Nentzel
Camera: 
Juliano Mer-Khamis
Hana Abu Shaada
Uri Shteinmintz
Editor: 
Govert Janse
Obbe Verwer

Production: 
Trabelsi Productions Ltd. 10 Tiomkin Street Tel Aviv 65783, Israel T 3 566 0398 trabelsip@barak.net.il
World Sales: 
First Hand Films Schaffhauserstrasse 359 8050 Zürich, Schweiz T 312 20 60 esther.van.messel@firsthandfilms.com
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

Arnas Children tells the story of a theater group that was established by Arna Mer- Khamis. On the West Bank, she opened an alternative education system for children whose regular life was disrupted by the Israeli occupation. The theater group that she started engaged children from Jenin, helping them to express their everyday frustrations, anger, bitterness and fear. Arnas son Juliano was also one of the directors of Jenins theatre. With his camera, he filmed the children during rehearsal periods from 1989 to 1996. Now, he goes back to see what happened to them. Youssef committed a suicide attack in Hadera in 2001, Ashraf was killed in the battle of Jenin, Ala leads a resistance group.