“?You’re a citizen, really”
Young Arabs in Israel between Home and the State
Seven young women and men, Arab citizens of Israel, of the Y and Z generations, are deliberating: Where to live? To stay in their parents’ home or to leave? Having left, it is worthwhile to return home? These deliberations and others are at the heart of the series Near/Far, created by Ayelet Bechar, Nicholas Jacob, and Ahlam Canaan.
The episodes in the series portray a generation of cautious revolutionaries who, with great determination and by means of higher education and high-level employment, are making their way toward the centers of power in the country’s Jewish society. The series was included in the first round of the Intellectual Incubator for Documentary Filmmakers at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in conjunction with the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum.
Opening remarks: Dr. Yochi Fischer, deputy director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Dr. Manal Totry-Jubran, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Guy Shani, urban sociologist, Bar-Ilan University and the College of Management Academic Studies
Yanal Jabarin, journalist and reporter for the Ha’aretz 21 Project
Hanadi Sha’er, Government Relations Coordinator, AJEEC-NISPED— Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Economic Development; participant in the series
The series’ creators
Moderator: Dr. Tsameret Levy-Daphny, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute