Thursday, February 07, 2008

2007 Best Narrative Short: West Bank Story

Short musical comedy "West Bank Story"
with Academy Award Winning Writer/Director Ari Sandel.
A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands in the West Bank... David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with the beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families' dueling restaurants. Can the couple's love withstand a 2000 year old conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chic pea in the Middle East?

West Bank Story won the 2007 Academy Award for the Best Live Action Short Film. It takes a humorous yet hopeful look at the Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and has received an overwhelming response from Arab and Jewish audiences. Ari Sandel has traveled extensively and is very involved with various political organizations promoting peace.

West Bank Story - the whole short!

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