Close and Far Away is story about two childhood friends who choose,
each one, a different way to pursue their dreams. Two brothers-in-law,
Riad and Yosuf, live in Tira, an Arab village near the Jewish town of
Kfar-Saba. Riad has always had a dream of becoming a film director.
To start with, he opened a photo shop. As a member of the Popular Front
for the Liberation of Palestine, Yosuf was sentenced to 15 years in
an Israeli jail. Today he is a member of a political movement called
Sons of the Village. Both of them represent the conflict between Israelis
and Arabs, the two nations that face a crucial intersection of war and
Tzipi Trope graduated from the Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University
and received her Ph.D. in Film and Television at the University of Michigan.
She taught screenwriting and film directing at various universities.
She wrote, directed and produced documentaries for the Israeli General
Television. She wrote and directed two television films.
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