Yellow Asphalt | 2002
Three distinct stories, sharing a common theme - the clash between ancient Bedouin traditions and the modern world. In the first - and briefest - two Israeli truckers accidentally hit and kill a Bedouin boy. One tries to hide the body but, before they can drive off, the Bedouin men - here a largely unknown quality, full of dangerous potential - arrive. In the second a German woman, Tamam/Tatjana, trapped in an unhappy marriage to a Bedouin man, is told by the tribal elders to go back to their tent or - if she must leave - to go without her young children. Neither option is acceptable to her, so she flees with the children at night. The final story is the longest and most substantial. A Bedouin woman, Suida, is having an affair with her Jewish settler employer, Shmuel. Then Suida, pregnant with Shmuel's child, is beaten by her husband. She turns to Shmuel for help but he is having none of it and instructs Abed to deal with the situation, forcing the Bedouin farmhand into an impossible choice.