Two Palestinian women share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. A stylish criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, Laila sheds her professional persona and releases any inhibitions in the city’s underground club scene. Her more subdued lesbian roommate Salma left her conservative Christian home and floats from job-to-job, working primarily as a bartender and DJ. They are joined by Nur, a religious Muslim, who moves into the apartment while studying at the local university. Her fiancé refuses to understand why she prefers to study and work over establishing their home. Together, the roommates search for ways to live in the space in between their desired modern lifestyles and the pressures from their traditional communities.
Join the New Israel Fund’s New Generations, JCC 20s + 30s, and other young leadership groups for Shabbat dinner, drinks, and short films, accompanied by an intimate conversation with guest filmmakers. Event nourished by One Table.
Advance registration required. Drinks will take place in the JCC Manhattan lobby from 6:30-7pm. Dinner will be served in the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium and will include select film clips from the Other Israel Film Festival.
For specific dietary requests (vegan, gluten-free), please contact [email protected] by 10 AM on Wed, October 25th.
Short films to be shown:
ANA MIN EL YAHUD
Dir. Aharon Shem Tov and Niv Hachlili – 2017 – 18 min – Narrative
Possessed by the spirit of his dead grandfather, an Israeli teacher questions his own identity.
Dir. Sabrine Khoury – 2017 – 19 min – Narrative
An Arab salsa dancer is in a relationship with a Jewish dancer. Together they attempt to perform in an Israeli settlement.
ACROSS THE LINE
Dir. Nadav Shlomo Giladi – 2017 – 29 min – Narrative
An unexpected encounter between a Palestinian hitchhiker and a Jewish settler offers life-changing lessons.