[Limerick] IAW 2016: Film Screening – ‘Omar’ (IPSC)
The Oscar-nominated, award-winning, Palestinian film Omar is being shown as part of the Israeli Apartheid Week on Wednesday 9th March 2016 at 7.30pm in Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth St, Limerick.
Nominated for an Oscar in 2014; a gripping thriller about betrayal and love. Omar (Adam Bakri), a young Palestinian baker and freedom fighter ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat) in the Occupied Territories. He routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet his girlfriend Nadia (Leem Lubany) and agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing. So begins a dangerous game, is he playing his Israeli handler (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, The Idol) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama about the insoluable moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up.
Organised by the IPSC Limerick Branch as one of a series of events taking place around Ireland during international Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 (5th – 13th March). See the IAW 2016 page for a full list of events taking place around Ireland.