The real Ajami

A look at daily life as opposed to reel life in this rough Arab-Jewish neighbourhood.



    The Oscar-nominated film Ajami is centered on a neighborhood in Israel with the same name. It takes a snapshot of life in this rough Arab-Jewish neighborhood.

    The makers of the film find themselves in a real life drama when one of the producers Tony Copti, and his brother were arrested, beaten and later released without charge.

    Tony Copti says this has become a common phenomenon for many of Ajami's Arab residents.

    According to him Israel is trying to push Arabs out of Jaffa by using scare tactics due to increased property prices in the city.

    Sherine Tadros reports from Ajami, Jaffa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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