The Pianist From Ramallah


Four years in the life of Muhammad "Misha" Alsheikh, a talented teenage pianist from Ramallah, who is the son of a Palestinian father and a mother who came from Russia. It takes Muhammad 3 hours to get from his house to a piano lesson with Emma, his Jewish-Israeli teacher who also came from Russia and now lives in Jerusalem, but his dream is bigger than borders. Between checkpoints, auditions and his father's will that he will become a doctor, he tries to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional pianist - and also stay happy.

Director: Avida Livny

Producer: Eitan Evan, Udi Zamberg

Co Producer: Go2Films


Production Company: Evanstone Films Ltd, T.H. Productions Ltd
Duration: 60 min.
Date of Release: 26.11.2020
Country of Production: ישראל

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Arabic, English, Russian
Subtitles: English

Involved Broadcasters

yes Docu – DBS Satellite Service

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts

World Sales



Art / Music / Culture, Children & Youth, Human Interest / Social Issues, Social Issues