'West Bank Story' Tells Tale of Star-Crossed Lovers

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hide captionDueling gangs of Palestinians and Israelis dance out their conflict in West Bank Story.

Dueling Gangs

Dueling gangs of Palestinians and Israelis dance out their conflict in West Bank Story.

West Bank Story, this year's Oscar winner for best live action short film, features a star-crossed love affair between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian woman. It's a takeoff on the musical West Side Story, with two dueling falafel shops as backdrop.

Ari Sandel, the movie's director and co-writer, says he wanted to find a way to make people laugh, despite the serious nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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