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MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE

Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 12 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE

DIRECTOR: Sameh Zoabi - PALESTINE/ISRAEL

When he’s not working in his cousin’s concrete business, aimless college dropout Jawdat, who lives in the quiet Palestinian town of Iksal inside West Bank Israel, spends most of his free time looking for new women—Muslim, Christian, or even Jewish, it makes no difference—and working his cell phone. When Jawdat’s father, Salem, an olive farmer as intense as his son is laidback, decides that an Israeli cell phone tower is poisoning their village with radiation, he draws the townspeople—and his reluctant son—into a fight with the Israelis. Through their interactions and struggles, writer/director Sameh Zoabi addresses complicated issues of second-class...

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