The Times of Israel reports: Two Israeli films won the top audience awards Saturday at Berlin’s International Film Festival, as the director of one of them blasted Israel’s “fascist” government and urged Germany to stop supporting the Jewish state militarily.
The Berlinale’s Panorama Audience Award for best fiction film went to Udi Aloni’s “Junction 48,” a film about a budding Arab rapper making his way in the crime ridden mixed city of Lod.
Before winning the prize, Aloni, the son of the late Meretz party leader Shulamit Aloni, was caught on camera criticizing the current Israeli government which he called “fascist,” according to a report on Channel 10 news. Ahead of a screening of his film in recent days, he urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to stop providing Israel with submarines to advance its policies.
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