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      Alam

      2022 1h 49m Drama TRAILER for Alam: Trailer 1 List Alam: Trailer 1 Alam: Trailer 1 1:58 View more videos
      100% Tomatometer 12 Reviews Despite being part of a young generation of Palestinian Arabs whose families chose to stay and challenge the Israeli state after Al-Nakba, 17-year-old Tamer and his friends are just like any other group of teenage boys. They clumsily search for drugs, flirt with girls, play video games, and slack off at school. However, when a beautiful new student named Maysaa' joins their class Tamer immediately falls for her and, by association, is drawn into her political activism. Together they join fellow classmate, Safwat, in an operation to covertly raise the Palestinian flag and peacefully disrupt the local celebrations planned for Israel's Independence Day -- otherwise known to Palestinians as a day of mourning and memorialization for their displacement 70 years prior. Unsure of his own political convictions, Tamer must quickly determine what matters to him and what price he is willing to pay for freedom. A skillful examination of the fraught political awakening young Palestinians are forced to undergo, this TIFF world premiere "perfectly captures teenage fearlessness and bravado along with a certain cluelessness about how the real-world works" (Variety). An striking debut feature film from Firas Khoury, ALAM marries conversations around nationalism and iconography with the universal themes of growing up. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) I thought it was very strong, and man these kids can act. May 10, 2024 Full Review Namrata Joshi The New Indian Express It’s about the loss of innocence and essential politicisation of the young through acts of resistance with a flag as a tool and ally. Jun 8, 2023 Full Review Adam Mullins-Khatib Chicago Reader Khoury’s Alam is an affecting and effective film firmly fixated on contradictions and how we navigate them to create a sense of self. May 17, 2023 Full Review Hanna Flint The New Arab Khoury carefully portrays the gutsy and, at times, naive drive of a youth awakened by the politics of identity, nationalism and systemic oppression. May 13, 2024 Full Review Dhruv Goyal In Review Online Alam is a profoundly compassionate and valuable film about a boy gradually learning to see and value personal and political details that he ignored beforehand. Apr 30, 2024 Full Review Bradley Gibson Film Threat Khoury’s profoundly moving and alarming film is focused on young people growing into adult identities in a place and time full of dangerous contradictions. Its timeliness cannot be ignored. Rated: 8/10 Apr 24, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      richie v TODO POR LA PATRIA En tiempos y situaciones como las que están teniendo palestinos e israelitas son en las que tenemos que reflexionar ahora, y sacar una solución para no destruir más institutos ni familias, en este caso lo único que les motiva a seguir con esta pesadilla es su instituto, que no infecten las calles con banderas ajenas, especialmente la bandera rival. Ellos son de ese grupo, rebeldes. No he notado tanto una rebeldía de instituto, aunque sí la desesperación por las drogas y las mujeres, que eso ya cuadra más, pero, más bien sus hormonas reaccionando justificadamente contra la injusticia que han recibido los palestinos durante muchos y largos años. Activismo político bien tratado pero con falta de dramatismo para lo que se pretende, y estando en una dura época que se necesita más emoción aún de la que pido. No incluiría tanto en la sinopsis que ésta tratara de un enamoramiento, no obstante, ellos dos, Tamer y Maysaa consiguen mucho protagonismo cómo vínculo amoroso. Pero al final estoy viendo otra historia de sentido común, humana, y un grito por el fin de una guerra (inútil), aunque dónde también el amor actúa en grande. Alam tiene unos personajes interesantísimos, muy maduros para la ignorancia en la que los chavales se encuentran, sobre todo por la censura histórica que tienen esos mentirosos libros del instituto (si es que ya lo decía Bunbury en una de sus canciones). Todos ellos hacen interpretaciones muy buenas, graciosas y esperanzadoras, pero Tamer y Maysaa destacan y el mensaje de todo esto da una negativa a la represión. Aunque se debería de saber lo que está bien y mal. Real, y algo conmovedora. -RICHIE VALERO Y me pierdo entre los signos Y las mentiras de los libros ¡Qué mentirosos que son! Que cada amanecer proponen, cavar muertos, sembrar vivos. La visión de vuestras almas - Héroes del Silencio Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Despite being part of a young generation of Palestinian Arabs whose families chose to stay and challenge the Israeli state after Al-Nakba, 17-year-old Tamer and his friends are just like any other group of teenage boys. They clumsily search for drugs, flirt with girls, play video games, and slack off at school. However, when a beautiful new student named Maysaa' joins their class Tamer immediately falls for her and, by association, is drawn into her political activism. Together they join fellow classmate, Safwat, in an operation to covertly raise the Palestinian flag and peacefully disrupt the local celebrations planned for Israel's Independence Day -- otherwise known to Palestinians as a day of mourning and memorialization for their displacement 70 years prior. Unsure of his own political convictions, Tamer must quickly determine what matters to him and what price he is willing to pay for freedom. A skillful examination of the fraught political awakening young Palestinians are forced to undergo, this TIFF world premiere "perfectly captures teenage fearlessness and bravado along with a certain cluelessness about how the real-world works" (Variety). An striking debut feature film from Firas Khoury, ALAM marries conversations around nationalism and iconography with the universal themes of growing up.
      Director
      Firas Khoury
      Producer
      Naomie Lagadec, Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadea, Ossama Bawardi, Melik Kochbati
      Screenwriter
      Firas Khoury, Firas Khoury
      Distributor
      Film Movement
      Production Co
      MPM Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 26, 2024
      Runtime
      1h 49m
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