The Collaborator and His Family
The Collaborator and His Family

The Collaborator and His Family

Director Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash

Production year 2011

Length 84min.

Country USA/Israel/France

SYNOPSIS

It is the story of a family torn apart by espionage. In this cinema veritռ film we follow the El-Akels, a Palestinian family whose father, Ibrahim, has been a collaborator for Israel for the past twenty years. Labeled a traitor by Palestinians, Ibrahim’s three sons; Mahmoud (12), Suffian (16), and Muhammad (17), along with their mother, Yusra, pay the heaviest price for the father’s covert actions and carry with them, not by their choice, a scarlet letter. The film chronicles the El-Akel family in their attempts to cope and assimilate into Israeli society and keep their family together, while suffering the humiliation and fate of outcasts in a country not their own.

Awards

Special Jury Prize, Research Prize | DocAviv FF, Israël, 2011

CAST & CREW

Ruthie Shatz
Ruthie Shatz

Director

Producer(s)

Ross Kauffman, Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash

Script

Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash

Director of Photography

Adi Barash

Music by

Uri Frost

Sound

Zamir Shatz

Edit

Janus Billeskov Jansen

Production company(ies)

Yulari Films, Fig Films, Red Light Films, ITVS, Arte France, yes docu TVOntario

Ruthie Shatz

She studied film at the JFC and graduated in 1998.


Filmography

Diamonds and Rust (2001), Masks (2003), Garden (2004), Yuri Foreman (2009), The Collaborator and His Family (2011)


Adi Barash
Adi Barash

Director

Adi Barash

He studied film at Camera Obscura Film and Art School, Tel-Aviv, Israel and graduated with honours in 1998.


Filmography

Diamonds and Rust (2001), Garden (2004), Yuri Foreman (2009), The Collaborator and His Family (2011)

FILMS 2011