Arab Labor: Season 4

They’re back! The Alian family returns in an all-new season of the hilarious hit series Arab Labor. In Season 3 Amjad became the unwitting star of the reality TV show, Big Brother. At the beginning of the fourth season Amjad is shocked to find out that his wife Bushra is pregnant. After all, he sees himself as an enlightened Arab and only recently spoke proudly about being a father of two, countering the racial demographic “problem”, which according to him deepens the chasm between Jews and Arabs. Amjad leaves home after a big fight erupts between him and Bushra about the pregnancy. He tries to find safe haven at his parents’ house, but they kick him out and take Bushra’s side. Unintentionally, Amjad finds himself leading the recent Israeli social protest movement. The press refers to him as the leader, the political parties woo him and he decides to become a politician who thinks the only way to change “the system” is from the inside, though he is not completely sure what the system is. As usual, writer/creator Sayed Kashua (SFJFF Freedom of Expression Award 2010) puts the issues front and center in all their intricacy, finding humor in the most unlikely places.
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