Israeli Film festival CANCELLATION
In light of current events and President Stanley’s letter, we have just decided to cancel the Israeli Film Festival scheduled for March 15-16.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and professor Yael Katzir will introduce and lead a discussion of each film.
SUNDAY MARCH 15th| Wells Hall B-122| 1:00-3:15
Ma’abarot (2019) Documentary
Director: Dina Zvi Riklisv Israel.
Ma’abarot is the first documentary project to tell the story of the Israeli transit camps. The transit camps were a controversial enterprise, housing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from different parts of the world and transitioning them into becoming part of Israeli society – a process with mixed, and sometimes traumatic, results that continue to shape Israeli culture and politics today. The film features rare archival materials and testimonies of former residents.
SUNDAY MARCH 15th| Wells Hall B-122| 3:30-5:45
Tel Aviv On Fire (2019) Comedy/Drama/Romance
Director: Sameh Zoabi
Israel. Languages: Arabic, Hebrew
Salam, a young Palestinian man, becomes a writer for a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli check point commander. His creative career is on the rise – until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end. Salam is caught in the middle.
A sharp, insightful story about the power of storytelling itself, in the context of competing narratives of conflict and peace.
Venice Film Festival, Best Actor: Kais Nashif; Ophir Award (Israeli Academy Awards) Best Original Screenplay.
5:45 pm: Complimentary dinner for festival attendees, catered by Woody’s Oasis Mediterranean Deli, after Tel Aviv On Fire