AJAMI is a powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood, a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. It is told through the eyes of a cross-section of the city's inhabitants: a young Israeli, a Palestinian refugee, a Jewish police detective. As their stories intersect, we witness a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.
Won: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music, 2009 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy ; Golden Camera - Special Mention2009 Cannes Film Festival; Grand Prize, 2010 Boulder International Film Festival
Nominated: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, 2009 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy ; Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, 2010 Academy Awards, USA; European Discovery of the Year, 2009 European Film Awards
An urgent, immediate, jarring-but-fluid, multicharacter portrayal.