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  • Arab and Jewish children learn together as their school attempts a binational and bilingual program.

    Arab and Jewish children learn together as their school attempts a binational and bilingual program.

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  • Two students of the Wadi Ara school

    Two students of the Wadi Ara school

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The Film

In Israel, for the first time, a group of Arab and Jewish parents decide to establish a bi-national, bilingual grade school in the Wadi Ara village. Bridge Over the Wadi follows the school's first year and shows how fragile the attempt is to create an environment of co-existence against the backdrop of the complicated reality of the film's subjects.

The Filmmakers

  1. Barak HeymannProducer/Director
  2. Tomer HeymannProducer/Director

The Heymann Brothers Films Company has been operating for 10 years, and specializes in long-term documentary projects with a social and political orientation. The company was founded by Tomer Heymann, one of the leading documentary directors in Israel. In 2003 his younger brother Barak Heymann, joined the company and has since directed and produced a number of documentary films for television and cinema.