Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival
April 6, 2022 7:00 PM
AMC Vetern's 24 Tampa
Run Time 1 hr 36 minutes / Adventure | Drama / Director Ameen Nayfeh / Occupied Palestinian Territory, Jordan, Qatar, Italy, Sweden / 2021 / Language Arabic, Hebrew with English Subtitles
Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart but separated by the wall. Their unusual living situation is starting to affect their otherwise happy marriage, but the couple does what they can do to make it work.
Every night, Mustafa flashes a light from his balcony to wish his children on the other side a goodnight and they signal him back. One day, Mustafa gets a call that every parent dreads: his son has been in an accident. He rushes to the checkpoint where he must agonizingly wait in line only to find out there is a problem with his fingerprints and is denied entry. Desperate, Mustafa resorts to hiring a smuggler to bring him across. His one 200-meter journey becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey.