Ameer Got His Gun

Poster for Ameer Got His Gun Unlike the majority of 18 year old boys in Israel, for whom army service is mandatory, Ameer is exempt from military service under the assumption that his enlistment might endanger Israel's security. That is because Ameer, An Israeli citizen, is a Muslim Arab. And yet, Ameer decides to volunteer. He believes that his induction is the way to equality, he believes this is the way to belong to the state he lives in, the state he wants to love. Ameer is setting a voyage to civic and self definition, while carefully navigating the thin line between Jewish and Arab societies. Being an eternal optimist Ameer wishes to be both a proud Arab and enthusiastic Israeli while his only enemy is reality.

Original title:
B'nei Dodim La'Neshek
58 minutes

Shown at

  1. 17th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 17th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 19th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  4. 19th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam - 2013
  5. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2013
  6. Jerusalem Film Festival - 2011
  7. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2013
  8. Stockholms Judiska Filmfestival - 2013
  9. West Virginia Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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