Israeli Film Series Tuesday’s: October 15, November 19, December 17, January 21
Front Doors open at 7pm; Movie at 7:15pm; Discussion to follow. Free and open to all. Enjoy popcorn, Bamba, coffee, hot chocolate, schmoozing, and a lively discussion following the film! Brought to you by the Temple Beth El Kesher Israel Committee.
October 15 – A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (Drama)A 17 year old girl and her family have emigrated from France to Jerusalem. Tal refuses to believe that only hatred can exist between Palestinians and Jews. She writes a letter, puts it into a bottle and has her brother throw it into the sea, near Gaza. The bottle is retrieved by Naim, a young man living in Gaza. Thus begins a tumultuous relationship dealing with fear, anger, friendship and love (100 minutes)
November 19 – Forever Scared (Documentary)Sayed Kashua is a talented and ambitious writer with a top-rated television comedy series Sayed is a Palestinian Israeli – “a walking, talking oxymoron”. This documentary explores the situation and emotions of a man who feels himself both allied to and alienated from two separate states of being. (52 minutes)
December 17 – Inside Jerusalem: Identity and the Ancient Past (Documentary)'Travel back in time on this journey to visit ancient Jerusalem with world class archeologists and biblical scholars who present the facts of history. Hosted and narrated by Israeli model and actress Shani Atias....'(45 minutes)
January 21 – Sallah Shabati (Comedy)This sharp, often hilarious satire became the most successful film in Israeli history. Sallah Shabati is about new immigrants to Israel and their difficulties as settlers who have been flown from Yemen to Israel during 'Operation Magic Carpet'. (110 minutes)
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