Ameer Got His Gun
- PRODUCTION INFO
Production Company: Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd.
Producers: Saar Yogev
Director: Naomi Levari
Writers: Naomi Levari & Saar Yogev
World Sales: Rise & Shine, Germany
Israeli Distribution: Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd.
Supported by: Makor Film Foundation, Gesher Multi-Culturel Film Fund, Other Israel
Commissioned by: Reshet, Channel 2 Israel
Running Time: 58′
Spoken Languages: Arabic, Hebrew
Ameer is about to enlist in the army. As opposed to the majority of eighteen-year-old boys in Israel, for whom army service is mandatory, Ameer is exempt from military service under the assumption that his enlistment may endanger Israel’s security. That is because Ameer is a Muslim Arab.
All alone, he sets out on a journey of civic and self-definition, while carefully navigating the thin line between Jewish and Arab societies.
Ameer, an eternal optimist, wishes to be both a proud Arab and an enthusiastic Israeli, while his only enemy is reality.
Cinematography: Yoram Millo, Yoav Kosh, Naomi Levari
Editor: Tali Halter Shenkar
Composer: Ophir Leibowitz
Sound designer: Ronen Nagel
Sound Recordists: Ishai Ilan, Alfred Tessler, Dror Mansura
Production Managers: Lee Levy, Yael Biron
Special Mention Jerusalem International film festival 2011
Winner Grand Prize – FIPA 2012
Winner Best International Documentary – Chagrin Film Festival 2013
Special Mention – Intima Lens Film Festival
Israeli academy award nominee 2012