The Israel Film Service Collection

Abed Won't Be a Tracker

44 Minutes, 2000
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Production:Shmuel Altman, Nathan Ben Ari
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Moshe Schiff
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A documentary produced by the Second Authority for Television and Radio in collaboration with the Israel Film Service.
Abed Alhwashla’s grandfather, father, and brother served as trackers in the IDF. However, Abed does not want to enlist. “My brother is going to the army, and sometimes there is no running water or electricity in his house. And after he finishes the army, they will come to demolish his house,” explains Abed when asked about his choice.
Through the story of the Alhwashla family, this film highlights the dilemma faced by the Bedouins in Israel: whether to collaborate with the establishment that discriminates against them in the hope of improving their lives, or to distance themselves from it and pay the price.
In addition to Abed, other members of the Alhwashla family appear in the film: Ibrahim, Amir, Suliman, Atish, Ali, and Faraj.

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