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Israeli filmmaker Haar talks about finding the Palestinian workers featured in his film, 9 Star Hotel, and about the Israeli reception to the film.

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Palestinian workers discuss their lives and the building of the security barrier between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Palestinian workers live in makeshift huts on the hillsides above the Israeli city of Modi'in.

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Palestinian workers cross a busy highway in order to gain illegal entrance into Israel to do construction work.


9 Star Hotel documents the lives of a group of young Palestinian men working illegally as construction laborers in the Israeli city of Modi'in. Caught between Israeli security laws and a Palestinian Authority they see as having failed them, they...

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Film Information

9 Star Hotel (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 22, 2008

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Ido Haar Bio | Interview

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Press Release


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Critical Acclaim

Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar draws us into the precarious world of young Palestinian construction workers scrabbling to survive in and around the Israeli city of Modi'in.”

— Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

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