- Israel sends its first entirely in Arabic speaking film as a submission for the US film awards' Academy Awards or Oscars. The film Elite Zexer is about a family drama and women in a community of Bedouin in southern Israel. The Haaretz newspaper reported Saturday that the movie of Jewish Israelis Zexer just been awarded Israeli film awards.
The film was shown last Thursday, six 'Ophir Awards. This \'Israeli Oscars\' are awarded annually since 1990 in the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. \'Sandstorm\' comes out Wednesday in the US The film jury for the Oscars in Los Angels has already ten times nominated Israeli film for the price of foreign films, but that never materialized.
In the Negev live approximately 200 000 originally nomadic Arabs called Bedouins. They are poor and human rights organizations disadvantaged and discriminated against.