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Ep. 1 - Interview with Film Director Ziad Doueiri

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Film critic Mae Abdulbaki speaks with director Ziad Doueiri about his newest movie, "The Attack." 

Doueriri, who wrote and directed the very popular 1998 film "West Beirut," talks about his new film, the character's journey, and what drew him to the project. 

Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible.

Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking.

You can check out "The Attack" in theaters June 21, 2013.

Please be warned that the interview does contain a couple of uses of the 'f' word used by Doueiri. Other than that, it should be fine to listen to. Enjoy.