International Festival of Audiovisual Programs in France and won the FIPA D'OR Grand Prize!
The film tells the story of Ameer Abu Ria that is about to enlist in the army. As opposed to the majority of eighteen-year-old boys in Israel, for whom army service is mandatory, Ameer is exempt from military service under the assumption that his enlistment may endanger Israel's security. That is because Ameer, an Israeli citizen, is a Muslim Arab. And yet, Ameer has decided to volunteer. He believes that his induction is the way to equality, he believes this is the way to belong to the state he lives in, the state he wants to love.
Ameer Got His Gun was Special Mentioned at The Jerusalem International Film Festival 2011.
The filmmakers participated at the Greenhouse 4th round supported by the EU in the framework of Euromed Audiovisual II.