“The first ever feature directed by Bedouin filmmakers – and giving a rare insight into Israel’s Bedouin community – was among the 10 projects unveiled at Jerusalem Film Festival’s Pitch Pointindustry event over the weekend.
Entitled Eed, the drama will be set and shot in the Bedouin city of Rahat in southern Israel, a city never before shown on the big screen in feature film format.
It revolves around the titular character of Eed, a 21-year-old aspiring theatre director whose artistic ambitions and desires for personal freedom are compromised when his family forces him into an arranged marriage.
The young artist is also coming to terms with being sexually abused as a child by a man who is still part of his community. A friendship over Skype with a French actress living in Paris with whom he discusses his art helps him remain true to his dreams” says Melanie Goodfellow.