Directed By: Shay Cpon /
Israel / 2015 / Hebrew, Arabic (English Subtitles)
Fiction, TV / Web Series / Drama
Exhibition Format: DCP
Original Title: התסריטאי
Series, 10 episodes X 25 min.
Created and written by: Sayed Kashua
Following the success of Arab Labor, Sayed Kashua returns with another autobiographical series. The Writer centers on Kashua’s fictional self, Kateb, who, after achieving runaway success with the series Arab Labor, has become the poster boy for the new age Arab-Israeli, able to shift seamlessly between the two cultures. Rather than bask in the glory of his rarefied status in Israeli society, he increasingly feels trapped in the gilded cage he has created by living through his alter ego. The series offers an exploration of the hybrid Israeli-Palestinian existence and the personal and political toll it can take.