Ameer Got His Gun Premiere

Ameer Got His Gun
Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Naomi Levari
2011, Israel, 58 minutes
Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

Eighteen-year-old Ameer wishes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by volunteering in the Israeli military -- even though he is a Muslim Arab. The film tells the moving story of a young man who wants to serve his country but is accepted neither by his Arab brothers in Sakhnin, or the Israeli Jews beside whom he serves. Ameer, however, is amazing: smart, outgoing and always the optimist, despite the response he gets from others.

Winner - Grand Prize - FIPA 2012