Festivals & Awards:
Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar
Sameh "SAZ" Zakout
Maryam Abu Khaled
Maisa Abd Elhadi
Metro communications – David Silber
United King Films – Moshe & Leon Edri
X-Films – Stefn Arendt
Blackbird Pictures - Lawrence Inglee
Dig the Movie – Udi Aloni
February 13, 2016 (Germany)
April 15, 2016 (USA)
May 5, 2016 (Israel)
Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music—and against all odds.
Inspired by true events in the life of rapper Tamer Nafar, Junction 48 is the love story of Kareem and Manar, two young Palestinian musicians from a crime-ridden 'hood in Lyd, an impoverished city of both Arabs and Jews just 20 minutes away from Tel Aviv.
Kareem leads an aimless life between office work, brothels, and his drug-dealing friends. His parents, politically conscious musicians, are constantly disappointed by his choices in life. After his father is killed in a car crash, his mother has a spiritual awakening and becomes a Qur'anic healer.
The turmoil throws Kareem deep into the world of gangs, love, hip-hop, and a journey to seek normality against all odds.
Berlinale 2016 - Panorama Special - Audience Award Winner
Tribeca International Film Festival 2016 - Best International Narrative Feature