Yaffa 11

2021 (Israel, Palestinian Territories) - Hassan Kadan - Age / BIPOC Narratives / Children // Youth / Coming of Age / Culture / Debut / Drama / Emigration / Family Issues / Isolation / Live Action / Mature Theme / Mental Health / Narrative Fiction / Ocean / Racism / Relationship / Short / Social Issues

Darwish, an Arab-Israeli teenager in Jaffa, is struggling to figure out his place in the world. Estranged from his conservative Muslim father, and squatting on a dilapidated boat, he dreams of a new start abroad away from Arab-Israeli conflict. His new passport presents him with a decision: stay in a familiar restrictive world, or venture out into the unknown.