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Film Info
Country Listing:Israel
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ada Ushpiz
Producer(s):Ada Ushpiz
Executive Producer(s):Philippa Kowarsky
Editor(s):Neta Braun
Cinematography:Danor Glaser


At the tender age of 12, Dima heads home after being arrested and jailed in an Israeli prison. She's reunited with her family and catapulted into a media spotlight, where she shares her ambitions to stop soldiers from terrorizing her community. Her best friend Janna shares the same perspective, posting videos online documenting what happens on the ground in Palestine and how people are being treated on their own soil. The two grow up together in a culture stifled by three generations of Israeli occupation, and although they love sleepovers and playtime, they also feel a strong obligation to fight for their country. Following their lives as they grow from preteens to young adults, this documentary takes a firsthand look into the political, mental and personal costs of growing up in Palestine. Samah Ali

Co-presented with Toronto Palestine Film Festival

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