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Directed by Netta Loevy

Israel | 54 minutes | 2010

English, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Filipino with English subtitles

"An Arab, a Jew, a Chinese, and a Philippine walk to school …" — sounds like the beginning of an old joke, but that’s not the case. These are some of the second-grade pupils attending an Elementary School, in the heart of Tel Aviv. The film follows the class throughout one school-year, which becomes volatile as the Gaza War upsets the social dynamics in the classroom. With poignant intuition and uninhibited directness, unique to eight-year-olds, the children point out basic conflicts in Israeli society, deal with painful identity issues, and experience the first cracks in their childhood naivety.
Director Netta Loevy
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2010
Language(s) English, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Filipino with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 54 minutes
Principal Cast
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