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Oscar-nominated 'Omar' Explores Love, Betrayal Under Israeli Occupation

All five Academy Award contenders for Best Foreign Language Film deliver universal messages while immersing audiences in their distinct cultures. One of these films, Hany Abu-Assad’s thriller Omar  from Palestine, is the first film to be endorsed by the Palestinian authority. Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the Israeli separation barrier to visit his girlfriend Nadia and his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad. Both Omar and Amjad are in love with Nadia. ...

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