(91 mins) Paradise Now tells the story of two life-long friends who grew up in the occupied territory of the West Bank and are called to duty to carry out a suicide mission. Highly acclaimed and widely controversial, the film lays bare the humanity and the horror of those who come to such a point in their life. Filmed on location in the territories, the crew faced the real-life realities of living under occupation, coming under attack by both Israeli occupying forces and suspicious Palestinian factions. Abu-Assad’s film asks viewers to contemplate the being(s) behind the bomb and the social realities in which they live.
In Arabic with English subtitles.