A small news item in the back pages of a local Israeli newspaper reported a world champion boxer, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, defeated only by the flags he has waved upon victory (first Israeli, then Palestinian) is trying to make a comeback in the Middle East. Curiosity led director Duki Dror to a horse ranch in eastern Tennessee to meet the man behind the story. Immediately, Dror was struck by his inner contradictions, sensitive and vulnerable yet tough and volatile, exuding repressed pain and not-so-repressed anger. Johar Abu Lashin was consumed by drama: in his personal life, in his public life, in his past, and it wasn't hard to guess back then in his future.
Languages: Hebrew & Arabic, English subtitles
Director: Duki Dror
Producers: Duki Dror, Zygote Films