Link TV Presents the Fourth Season of Controversial Hit Israeli Comedy, 'Arab Labor' on March 2 | KCET
Link TV Presents the Fourth Season of Controversial Hit Israeli Comedy, 'Arab Labor' on March 2
San Francisco, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2014 - Link
TV, the national satellite television network
and global content provider, presents the fourth season of Arab Labor,
a humorous, irreverent Israeli sitcom that pokes fun at
the cultural and political differences in Israel's mixed society. The new
season will premiere on Link TV (via DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410) on Sunday,
March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian
journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda
Aravit," which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate
work") is a controversial hit Israeli comedy series that focuses on Amjad
Alian, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity,
as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born, but where his
car is searched everyday when he drives to his job in Jerusalem.
Humorously highlighting the collision of
language, religion and custom, the milestone series depicts Israeli society
through the eyes of an amusing Muslim Arab family and their constant desire to
The fourth season follows Amjad and his wife
Bushra as they discover that they are about to become parents for the third -
and positively unplanned - time. Bushra is confined to bed rest, and Amjad
finds himself torn between his pregnant wife, his family and his new career as
a political media consultant.
In the season premiere, a social protest in
Jerusalem is featured, and Amjad mistakenly joins the leaders of the "tent
protesters." Also, interfaith couple Meir and Amal experience financial
hardships and are forced to part with their comfortable apartment in Jerusalem
and move to East Jerusalem.
Arab Labor premiered for the first time in the U.S. on Link TV in fall 2008 and is in Arabic and
Hebrew, with English subtitles. The series plays on religious, cultural
and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society in Israel. The
sitcom marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present
Palestinian characters speaking Arabic in primetime.
Episodes will stream online for two weeks after each broadcast. Link TV
will re-broadcast the entire series starting from Season 1 in May. For more
information and series assets, visit: www.linktv.org/arablabor.
ABOUT LINK TV
Link TV is a viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization,
distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network
channel 9410 - reaching more than 34 million US households. Link TV is a
service of KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization
formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. For complete background
information, program schedule and Internet streaming, go to LinkTV.org. Follow on Twitter @LinkTV and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/linktv. Link TV is a service of KCETLink.
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