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THE A WORD

The struggle to be normal can drive you insane

Winner of five Israeli Academy Awards in 2011 including Best Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Director

Nominated for the Special Jury Award at the International Gold Panda Awards 2015

The A Word is Keshet International’s hit drama focusing on a family’s painful, and often humorous, journey of denial and introspection, after their 5-year-old son is diagnosed with autism. Season one became the tenth most watched drama series ever to run on Israeli TV.

Season two begins five years after the first ended. Omri is already nine years old, and Yaniv and Ayelet are living their lives with the realization that their son’s autism is here to stay. Omri attends the regular local school, with a private tutor accompanying him at all times, while Yaniv opens up a dreamy little restaurant on the edge of a desert cliff.  The season revolves around the couple’s new dilemma: whether to try for another child.

Commissioned in the UK by BBC One, the six part drama series is co-produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and Keshet UK. The A Word is based on Keren Margalit’s award-winning Israeli drama and will bring the show to a wider English language audience.

“The desert provides the scenery, the script is excellent and the acting is superb… it's really one of the best series created in Israel. And it will also make you ask yourselves whether your own communication skills are as good as you thought they were.”
City Mouse Magazine, 2014
"It's nothing like anything you've ever seen on television"
Israel Today, 2010
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KEY INFORMATION

Genre: Drama

Created, written and directed by: Keren Margalit

Produced by: July August Productions for Keshet Broadcasting

Duration: Season 1- 13 X 35'; Season 2- 13 X 35'

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