Carmel Jewish Film Festival: "Muhi: Generally Temporary"
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Carmel Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of the 2017 Israeli documentary Muhi: Generally Temporary at MIIS's Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building on Saturday, March 17. Reception at 6:30pm, film at 7:30pm (89 min). There will be a panel discussion following the film. View the film trailer and purchase tickets here.
Muhi, a young boy from Gaza, has been trapped in an Israeli hospital for the past 7 years. Rushed there in his infancy with a life-threatening immune disorder, he and his doting grandfather, Abu Naim, wound up caught in an immigration limbo that made it impossible for them to leave. With Muhi’s visa unclear, and Abu Naim denied a work permit or visa, the pair reside solely within the constraints of the hospital walls. Caught between two states in perpetual war, Muhi is being cared for by the very same people whose government keeps his family marooned in Gaza. Made by two filmmakers from Jerusalem, this documentary lays out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in human terms, documenting the impact these paradoxical circumstances have on individual lives.