‘Sharqiya’ takes you inside the life of a Beduin.
The Beduin are a community that is perpetually intriguing, even exotic, to many Israelis.
They are part of Israel – many of them serve in the IDF – yet many of us still associate them with the trappings of a nomadic existence: robes, tents, raising camels and riding horses. Part of the brilliance of Ami Livne’s Sharqiya is that he allows us to see a Beduin as a real person, not a romantic desert tribesman. And Livne does it by creating a compelling, fully rounded character who struggles and faces oppression but is far from a helpless victim….