Go see this film. (By which I mean, find a festival where it is screening, or talk my dad into showing it at MJFF so you can see it stateside.)

Two Golani boys from Majdal Shams get permission from both Israel and Syria to study in Damascus (along with a whole bunch of students every year). This is their story.

And then we saw them in real life at the screening. But the film is beautifully shot, uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time, juxtaposing normal life (quote unquote) with the insane political ramifications of Israel’s occupation (or whatever you want to call it) of the Golan Heights and what this means for the life of the people there. Created by two young women from the Netherlands.

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