The Idol (2016)

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  • Ya Tayr El Tayer Alternative

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Growing up in the Gaza Strip, wedding singer Mohammed Assaf dreams of singing professionally and he hopes to achieve this ambition by entering the Egyptian TV talent show ‘Arab Idol’. But before taking part in the show he has to overcome the obstacles of not owning a passport and entering Egypt through Palestine’s closed border.

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