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'The Idol' Tells Singer's Story From Gaza To Winning 'Arab Idol'

The Idol, by director Hany Abu-Assad, is based on the real life story of Mohammed Assaf, a Palestinian pop singer who won the second season of Arab Idol, the Middle Eastern version of American Idol. The film follows Assaf as he pursues his singing dream from Gaza. 

Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Hany Abu-Assad join us to talk about the film and the Palestinian film scene.

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