Amal (Hope)

Dir: Miya Hatav
Funding and broadcasting: Makor Foundation, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Jerusalem Film and Television Fund
Drama, 80 min

Bina (46), religious woman from Jerusalem, arrives panic-stricken at the hospital after her son Oliel (25) was severely injured in a stabbing attack. This is the first time she sees him since he became secular and lost contact with the family. Her husband, Meir (50) comes later only after their daughter Ester’s (28) insistence. At the hospital, Bina meets Amal (24). While Meir searches for answers to revive Oliel, the two despondent women bond with one another. However, Amal hides from Bina and Meir that she is Arab and she is their son’s lover.

While waiting for Oliel’s revival, they will learn about truth, faith, understanding, acceptance, and love that can and maybe should replace fear of the unknown.