Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Back and forth in time, and through the eyes of various characters, the ensemble piece Ajami reveals how impossible the situation actually is, with fear and love crossing all barriers.
2009, Israel, Germany, UK, 124 min., 18+
Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Fouad Habash, Nisrin Siksik (Rihan), Elias Saba, Scandar Copti, Shahir Kabaha, Hilal Kaboub, Ranin Karim,
drama, crime
Hebrew, Arabic
Awards & Festivals
  • Academy Awards (USA) – Nominee for Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film of the Year)
  • Cannes Film Festival – Golden Camera - Special Mention
  • London Film Fwstival – Sutherland Trophy
  • Awards of the Israeli Film Academy – Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music
  • European Film Awards, Nominee – European Discovery
  • CPH PIX – Politiken's Audience Award   
  • Ghent International Film Festival – Youth Jury Award        

Currently on screen