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Hard Change

Yichia (14) and Hamam (8) come from a village in the area of Tul Karem, in the Palestinian Authority. While their parents and elder siblings cannot cross checkpoints to enter the state of Israel, the two brothers work as child beggars. The young children find themselves serving as the sole providers for their family of eleven. From dawn to dusk, soaked in rain or scorched by the sun, they stand at intersections and rely on the kindness of drivers to make their living.

Yichia is a very smart boy who has been working as a beggar since he was 9 years old. In this tough profession as younger the kid’s age as better he earns. The father has decided to use his experience.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2015

Director: Badran Badran

Producer: Ben Badran, Yoad Earon

Cinematographer: Taher Maslemani

Editor: Anat Tzom Ayalon

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television - Greenhouse, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Script: Badran Badran, Anat Tzom Ayalon

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: אגורות

Yichia (14) and Hamam (8) come from a village in the area of Tul Karem, in the Palestinian Authority. While their parents and elder siblings cannot cross checkpoints to enter the state of Israel, the two brothers work as child beggars. The young children find themselves serving as the sole providers for their family of eleven. From dawn to dusk, soaked in rain or scorched by the sun, they stand at intersections and rely on the kindness of drivers to make their living.

Yichia is a very smart boy who has been working as a beggar since he was 9 years old. In this tough profession as younger the kid’s age as better he earns. The father has decided to use his experience.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2015

 

Director: Badran Badran

Producer: Ben Badran, Yoad Earon

Cinematographer: Taher Maslemani

Editor: Anat Tzom Ayalon

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television - Greenhouse, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Script: Badran Badran, Anat Tzom Ayalon

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: אגורות

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