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This  film deals with me and my partner’s decision to leave Israel. It is the  physical and emotional journey of a young Arab couple, who decide that  Israel is not the right place for them, caught between rational  considerations and emotional ones. Our story is intertwined with the  stories of other people, similarly disappointed by this place. All these  stories create a collage of feelings that move between the desire for a  better life and an unexplained love for a homeland that is not a  homeland.

Festivals and Awards:

Voices Forward Int'l Film Festival, Canada, 2009; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Isarel, 2007; International Women Film Festival, Rehovot, Israel, 2007; The Other Israel Film Festival, USA, 2007

Director: Rokaya Sabbah

Producer: Nizar Younes, Ori Hod

Production Company: Al-Arz Productions

Cinematographer: Ramez Kazmouz

Editor: Mohamad Hawary

Original Soundtrack: Hilal Zaher Debut

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Ltd.

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בהמתנה

This  film deals with me and my partner’s decision to leave Israel. It is the  physical and emotional journey of a young Arab couple, who decide that  Israel is not the right place for them, caught between rational  considerations and emotional ones. Our story is intertwined with the  stories of other people, similarly disappointed by this place. All these  stories create a collage of feelings that move between the desire for a  better life and an unexplained love for a homeland that is not a  homeland.

Festivals and Awards:

Voices Forward Int'l Film Festival, Canada, 2009; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Isarel, 2007; International Women Film Festival, Rehovot, Israel, 2007; The Other Israel Film Festival, USA, 2007

Director: Rokaya Sabbah

Producer: Nizar Younes, Ori Hod

Production Company: Al-Arz Productions

Cinematographer: Ramez Kazmouz

Editor: Mohamad Hawary

Original Soundtrack: Hilal Zaher Debut

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for Television and Radio

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Ltd.

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בהמתנה

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