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THE WRITER
(EPISODES 1-5) PG13
Director: Shay CaponDuration: 120 MinsLanguage: Hebrew with English subtitles

Following the success of Arab Labor, Sayed Kashua returns with another autobiographical series.  THE WRITER centers on Kashua’s fictional self, Kateb, who, after achieving runaway success with the television series Arab Labor, has become the poster boy for the New Age Arab-Israeli, able to shift seamlessly between two cultures. Rather than bask in the glory of his rarefied status in Israeli society, Kateb increasingly feels trapped in the gilded cage he has created for himself by living through his alter ego. The series offers an exploration of the hybrid Israeli-Palestinian existence and the personal and political toll it can take.