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Trailer Watch: Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol

Two-time Academy Award nominated director Hany Abu-Assad follows up Paradise Now and Omar with The Idol, which now has a U.S. trailer.

Inspired by the true story of Palestinian Mohammad Assaf, who was crowned Arab Idol champion in 2013, the film focuses on Assaf’s childhood in Gaza where he dreams of a successful musical career.

The Idol, which premiered at TIFF 2015, was partially filmed on location in Gaza, the first feature to be shot there in decades.

Adopt Films will release the film in New York on May 6 and nationwide on May 13.

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