Wednesday, January 19, 2011


West Bank Story
In the lead up to the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, we are revisiting past nominees and winners in the short film categories, all of which you can download from iTunes. Today, 2006 Best Live Action Short Film winner, West Bank Story.

USA | 21 mins

Director: Ari Sandel
Writers: Kim Ray, Ari Sandel
Producers: Bill Boland, Ashley Jordan, Amy S. Kim, Ravi Malhotra, Ari Sandel, Pascal Vaguelsy

Cast: Ben Newmark, Noureen DeWulf, Joey Naber, A.J. Tannen

A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, despite the animosity between their families' dueling restaurants. Can the couple's love withstand a 58-year-old conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chick pea in the Middle East?