11th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival: A Borrowed Identity
From award-winning filmmaker Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree; Syrian Bride) comes his latest entry, A Borrowed Identity. Eyad, son of an Arab fruit picker whose university career in Jerusalem ended due to his arrest for political activity, is a gifted boy from an Arab village. He earns entry into a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school; his Hebrew is awkward, he lacks cultural knowledge natural to his Israeli classmates, and he is isolated until he is befriended by two of his classmates.
Slowly, Eyad sheds his identity as an outsider, makes compromises and struggles to find his place in the world.