KMOS and Ragtag present another installment of POV on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30. This free showing of 9 Star Hotel follows a group of young Palestinian men who work illegally as construction laborers in the Israeli city of Modi'in. Caught between Israeli security laws and a Palestinian Authority they see as having failed them, they work for Israeli contractors by day while hiding from police by night. Like youths everywhere, they pass their idle hours talking about love, marriage and future hopes. Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar has crafted a powerful verite film that illuminates the plight of young men questioning their own culture while struggling to survive in the midst of bitter conflict.
Watch the trailer.