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The Wooden Gun

Set in the tense atmosphere of Tel Aviv of the 1950's, this incisive film focuses on two rival groups of pre-teens whose behavior, motivated by their interpretations of the concepts of heroism, nationalism and friendship, raise hard questions.
The story of a sixteen year old Arab girl from an Arab village within Israel. Her family is involved in village life; her father is a farmer with progressive ideas. In order improve her future choices, Nadia decides to enroll in a Jewish high school, where she is confronted by the apprehension, resistance and prejudice of both her Arab friends and her new Jewish classmates. Stars Hana Azulai-Hasfary, Yuval Banai and Meir Banai. Directed by Amnon Rubinstein. 90 MIN.