Ameer Got His Gun

Documentary / 2011
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  • 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
    Italy 2013.
    Israeli academy award nominee 2012