• Film ID:
  • 13606
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=109 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Israel.Palestine.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Arabic.
ATASH (2004)
A family of five, their two goats and donkey live in exile far from their village home. One day the father decides to provide running water for the family by illegally diverting water onto their land. The three women recoil from the idea but the teenage son obeys submissively anything to be allowed to continue attending school. The building resentment towards the father is beautifully paralleled by the water surging through the pipe - he brought them to this place against their will and they know the reason they left their home is also the reason they can never return finally gives way to an awakening of the instinctive desire for freedom, as the newly free-flowing water gushes onto their land.
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