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The Idol

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Moving, complex examination of what the idea of “winning” means for someone faced with daily oppression.” –Variety

Two-time Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad takes a turn from tough social realism of his PARADISE NOW and OMAR with this joyous, crowd-pleasing and true-life tale of a boy who escapes the brutality of Gaza to take his shot at Arab Idol, the most popular music competition in the region. Combining the thrills of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE with the gritty realities for those living in the Occupied Territories, this is a potent, inspiring tale. (Palestine, 2015, 100m, Adopt Films, digital)

Starts June 10

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