It would help if you knew a bit of history (I didn't) to have a better political connection to the stories, but that's OK, the stories make up for it with it's human element. Likewise reading in the news about a killing can only tell a fraction of the truth. Ajami is a village in Jaffa with residents of all sorts of religions. Characters names are only mentioned realistically. Despite the myriad hostilities and misunderstandings 'Ajami' depicts -- between Palestinians from the territories and Israeli Arabs; Arab Christians and Arab Muslims; Israelis and Arabs; rich and poor; old and young -- there is hope in the fact that an Arab and a Jew could team up for such passionate film-making. The film makers have not had much experience. This Cannes award winner and Oscar-nominated film presents life in the impoverished and dangerous neighborhood of Ajami where Jews, Christians … are not contextualized but only taken in the moment. Israeli cinema is remarkable for a tiny country; it's a pity more Arabs outside Israel can't see this film. Watch Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (Esma's Secr... Watch A fost sau n-a fost?, (12:08 East of Buchare... Watch Triad Election (Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai) (... Watch Mountain Patrol: Kekexili (2006) Online, Watch For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) Online, Watch The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) Online. It works in most cases, prompting me to give Ajami a very high mark.It is a film worth seeing for anyone interested or disinterested in the region. Watch Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2... Watch Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (20... Wacht Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007. The film, named for the Jaffa neighborhood where most of it takes place, chronicles the story of several neighborhood residents who tread through life amid rampant crime, strict Arab family structures and rules, clan law, revenge killings, harsh police and racism, and the growing Jewish presence in the neighborhood. Watch Ajami in HD on Pantaflix. It is harsh but powerful film and well worth the two hours required to watch it. A must see if you're into these types of films. Watch The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù) (2005... Watch Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabb... Watch Iron Island (Jazire Ahani) (2005) Online. Genres Crime Drama. Most of the scenes are in Arabic but some are in Hebrew or a mixture of Hebrew and Arabic. Ajami is available to watch free on Kanopy and stream, download, buy, rent on demand at Vudu, Google Play, YouTube VOD online. This film, which tells its several stories episodically and without drawing any explicit lessons, conveys the hazards attending life in a place where Israeli Arabs and Palestinian Arabs, both Muslim and Christian, Bedouin and other criminal gangs, rub up against one another under the sometimes watchful eye of Israeli police. Ajami the 2009 Movie, Trailers, Videos and more at Yidio. A character will appear two chapters later only for his intentions to be revealed then. The viewer may be tempted to judge or hold preconceived notions about the characters until the filmmakers, often with great effect, reveal the true intentions of these individuals.This can be applied to the whole of the Israel-Palestine situation. ufo2012maya Subscribe Unsubscribe 87. The many characters are played mostly by non professionals, i.e. The focal point is always on individual human beings, and the injustices and tragedies that constrict their paths. I'm curious to know how the movie is accepted around the world. As they see the individual characters unwind, the Arab store owner, the Israeli cop, things begin to get more complicated.The primary power of Ajami is in its mode of storytelling which correlates to the content itself. There is no victory for political correctness. An interesting film, no doubt heavily influenced by "Traffic" and "Babel" "Ajani" takes 5 or 6 stories and quite brilliantly interweaves them together. Without summarizing the story to the point of revealing the plot, it is about violence and the threat of violence, about familial ties and codes, about vengeance and deals to appease the avengers. All the location inter-titles and the end credits are rigorously both Hebrew and Arabic -- a practice not uncommon in Israeli cinema, but especially resonant here.The action begins with a drive-by shooting -- of the wrong person.