Tonight at 21.00 hrs at Vera Zienema, Groningen the fiction film Omar by director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now). Sensitive young baker Omar is used to dodging surveillance bullets while crossing the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. When his friends plan an act of retaliation against the Israeli army, the situation escalates and Omar is arrested. Pressed to inform on his friends, he is faced with the tough decision: cave in or stay loyal to his country in the face of oppression and violence.
Please note that the film has Dutch subtitles only!
Omar is officially selected for the Movies that Matter Festival 2014.
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