The Boy's from Lebanon:
Director: Ohad Ufaz
Producer: Itay Ken-Tor
Documentary | 52 min. | Israel 2008 | Arabic&Hebrew with English subtitles
In May 2000, the South Lebanese Army (SLA) collapsed and its members fled from Hezbollah fighters into Israel, their ally who had abandoned them.
700 families of SLA refugees are living in Israel today. Pierre and Massoud are two sons of an SLA officer who brought his family to Israel when the two were boys.
Pierre aspires to dedicate himself to the Lebanese music he loves, but he is forced to support his family instead. Massoud brings together a group of friends, all sons of former SLA fighters, and starts a basketball team called Erez Naharia (“Cedars of Naharia”).
This is the story of young Lebanese men struggling to build their lives and realize their dreams on the ruins of war in Lebanon and exile in Israel.
DOP: Itay Ken-Tor
Editor: Ori Ben-Dov,
Music Supervisor: Pierre Hanun
Language: Hebrew&Arabic with English Subtitles.
Produced for: The Second Authority for Television
Support by: Makor foundation.
Awards & Festivals:
Docaviv 2008 - Ofifcial competition
Other Israel Film Festival, NY 2008
Israeli Documentary FF, Cape Town 2009