Directed by Sameh Zoabi
NO MATTER WHICH SIDE YOU'RE ON, YOU WILL LOVE THIS TV SHOW!
Israel/ Palestine, today.
Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular Palestinian soap opera « Tel Aviv on Fire » produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the check-point, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to please her, Assi puts pressure on Salam to change the end. Salam soon realizes that Assi’s ideas could get him a promotion as a screenwriter.
Salam’s creative career is suddenly on fire, until Assi and the soap’s financial backers disagree on how it should end. Squeezed between an Army Colonel and the Arab backers, Salam can only solve his problems with a final master stroke.