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Haim Dokomanji arrived in Moshav Ajur from Turkey in 1953. Haim, who arrived with a suit and tie, was shocked by what he found in Israel, and was soon contemplating his bitter fate. Some time later, he met Salome Jamo, who arrived at the Moshav from Iraq with her family just a few years earlier. It was love at first sight, and despite both their families’ reservations, the two were soon married. When the Jewish Agency declared Ajur to be a cooperative village, the two families found this marriage useful. They reached a political agreement between themselves and ran together for the village council. It was a pact that lasted several years, until the start of political in-fighting between the village residents over control of the council. This is the story of ordinary people, who arrived in Israel because of their beliefs and found themselves accepting the values and rules of a reality they had never anticipated. A simple tale about the realization of an ardent belief reflects a truly tragic fate that repeats itself again and again.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention for Cinematography at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel,  2000; Leipzig Film Festival, Germany, 2000; IDFA, the Netherlands, 2000

Director: Nizar Hassan

Producer: Nizar Hassan, Danea Eilon

Cinematographer: Danea Eilon

Editor: Nizar Hassan

Original Soundtrack: Alham Almedafi

Supporter(s): A Production of "the Joint Social Fund" established by NFCT and the Second Television and Radio Authority.

Script: Nizar Hassan, Danea Eilon

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: קאט

Haim Dokomanji arrived in Moshav Ajur from Turkey in 1953. Haim, who arrived with a suit and tie, was shocked by what he found in Israel, and was soon contemplating his bitter fate. Some time later, he met Salome Jamo, who arrived at the Moshav from Iraq with her family just a few years earlier. It was love at first sight, and despite both their families’ reservations, the two were soon married. When the Jewish Agency declared Ajur to be a cooperative village, the two families found this marriage useful. They reached a political agreement between themselves and ran together for the village council. It was a pact that lasted several years, until the start of political in-fighting between the village residents over control of the council. This is the story of ordinary people, who arrived in Israel because of their beliefs and found themselves accepting the values and rules of a reality they had never anticipated. A simple tale about the realization of an ardent belief reflects a truly tragic fate that repeats itself again and again.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention for Cinematography at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel,  2000; Leipzig Film Festival, Germany, 2000; IDFA, the Netherlands, 2000

Director: Nizar Hassan

Producer: Nizar Hassan, Danea Eilon

Cinematographer: Danea Eilon

Editor: Nizar Hassan

Original Soundtrack: Alham Almedafi

Supporter(s): A Production of "the Joint Social Fund" established by NFCT and the Second Television and Radio Authority.

Script: Nizar Hassan, Danea Eilon

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: קאט

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