Private Project

At the Margin - مهمشون

A film about three Palestinians in Israel: Noman is 18, he lives in the Arab village Wade el Neam in the Israeli semi-desert. The State of Israel does not recognize this and 39 other villages. Over 100,000 people have no access to water, electricity, roads or even education. Gamileh from Arrabeh in north Israel lost her 17-year-old son Asiel in 2000. As an activist of the organization "Seeds of Peace", he was shot by Israeli police in front of her eyes during a demonstration in 2000. Taisier from Akka at the Mediterranean is married to a Palestinian from the West Bank. Although she has received a residence permit for Israel, she has hardly any rights in Israel. All they want is to have a dignified life with their children.
The filmmaker Wisam Zureik - a Palestinian born in Israel - offers a deep, insightful and inspiring insight into the circumstances of the protagonists' lives. The film opens up a perspective on the situation of the Palestinian minority in Israel and tells of marginalisation, justice, grief, love, anger and hope.

  • Wisam Zureik
  • Markus Belde
  • Wisam Zureik
  • Wisam Zureik
  • Christopher Dillig
    director of photography
  • Safi Sweed
  • Markus Belde
  • Christopher Dillig
  • André Mager
    Sound mix
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Heimat am Rande - مهمشون
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    52 minutes
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    April 1, 2018
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Director Biography - Wisam Zureik

Born in 1985 in Nazareth and grown up in Eilaboun, a Palestinian village in the north of Israel. Zureik decided for university studies in Germany after his high school graduation. Since 2010, he is working as an independent filmmaker and has realised numerous film projects. In 2013, he finished his Media Design degree programme at RFH University of Applied Sciences with the documentary „Where are you from?“. The film was awarded with a prize by the university and nominated for the Cologne Design Award. In cooperation with Amnesty International and other organisations Zureik toured 40 cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with this film. In 2014, he supplemented his qualifications by participating in the Master School Documentary Film Seminar under facilitator Horst Herz with Filmwerkstatt Münster. His documentary "Bunte Blumen" about the Syrian refugee Hasano was nominated for the German Human Rights Film Award. Zureik lives now in Aachen, Germany.

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