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tisdag 31 maj 2011
Sheghel Arab 2 - new provoking season
The Arab-Palestinian Israeli version of Cosby has returned with season 2 of this world famous series.This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Arab-Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime, and it generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media.
Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor(translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit”, which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”) focuses on Amjad Alian, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel.
When father Amjad moves into a Jewish neighborhood, he is mistaken for a terrorist and an IDF soldier.
What I really enjoy about theses series is that it is making fun of the stereotypes of both Israeli jews and arabs. No side is depicted better than the other. And it is damn fun to watch and deliberating. As propalestinian groups keep watching depressing propaganda movies that is deeply biased like "Tears of Gaza" and "the ground speaks arabic" this is really what they should watch! Because here the ground speaks both arabic and hebrew and it works very well together!
Thank you Sayed for yet a wonderful season to look forward to!