An Arab-Australian family is caught between two cultures in this
rollicking tale of rap music, fast cars, comedy and finding romance
in Sydney's little Lebanon.
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Naima and Ishak are sister and brother from a conservative, middle
class Muslim family in Western Sydney. Ishak is a part time rapper
who dreams of being a gangster but fails miserably at every turn
while Naima, who usually ends up bailing him out, has the hots for
his mate - the cool dude Rafi.
Ishak has got into hot water again betting his car and a large
sum of cash on an illegal street race in which he will race and
which he is sure to lose.
Ishak hatches a plot with his sidekicks to steal his own car for
the insurance. The plan goes pear-shaped and things look increasingly
grim - especially when the rap battle that Ishak organises to raise
some cash is double booked with a traditional Lebanese wedding.
What next for Naima and Ishak?
Employing a longform drama workshop approach in its production,
Jammin in the Middle E uses real life stories from the
lives of the young amateur cast as the starting point for the screenplay.
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Producer: Enda Murray
Director: Kim Mordaunt
Writer: Howard Jackson
DOP: Joel Peterson
Length: 50 minutes
Supported by Australia Council, NSW Ministry for the Arts, Australian
Film Commission, NSW Film and Television Office, SBSi
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