In the southern West Bank, Hamouda and his cousin Ismail are among the Bedouin drivers who risk their lives smuggling illegal workers over the border. Between them and the destination there is the desert -of which they know every inch- and the heavy presence of the Israeli military patrols. If they are caught, they go to jail. Yet only those fares can help them provide for their families, so they keep on driving and enjoying every day of freedom, as it might just be the last.
Arabic, Hebrew, and English with English subtitles
Director: Daniel Carsenty and Mohammed Abugeth
Producer: Daniel Carsenty and Mohammed Abugeth
Co-Producers: Nicklas Krüger and Felix Blum
Executive Producers: Ben Dressel and Rolf Mayer
Editor: Laia Prat
Soundesign: Christoph Kozik
Composer: Henning Fuchs
Cinematographer: Daniel Carsenty
Sound recordist: Mohammed Abugeth
Awards: TIFF Docs (World Premiere, 202), Special Jury Prize, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece, 2022).