Arab labor

Arab labor

The complete first season

DVD - 2008 ; 2009 | Hebrew
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In Fall 2008, Link TV presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of the controversial hit Israeli comedy series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the U.S. television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.--
Publisher: [Israel] : Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. and Dori Media Paran Ltd., [2008 ;] New York, NY : Distributed by Lorber HT Digital [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: ARABIC DVD ARAB LA Season 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles


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Feb 27, 2016

This is the best thing I have watched in a long time. It is funny, poignant and very intelligent. The protagonist, his father and his co-worker are played so well. I will find it hard to wait for the second season to be released on dvd.


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