Schedule - Saturday, 12/3/2016

2:30pm - New Voices 2016
2016 | 52 minutes | Short
Director: Various Directors

A riveting compilation featuring diverse stories across generations:

FACING THE WALL (Dir. Alamork Davidian, 26 min, Narrative)
Surni, a young Ethiopian woman, wakes up heartbroken in an Israeli absorption center.

KEYS (Dir. Hadar Reichman, 11 min, Narrative)
Mayhem ensues when Aziz tries to teach his sister not to be afraid of Jews.

TAKE 3 (Dir. Ayelet Bechar, 15 min, Documentary)
Three generations of Palestinian refugees are filmed over the course of 47 years, as they return to visit their family’s destroyed village near Ramle.

Copresented by Healing Across the Divides and OneVoice Movement.

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4:30pm - Panel Discussion: The Power of Film

As the Other Israel Film Festival marks its 10th anniversary, join special guest filmmakers and partners for a lively conversation about the possibilities of film as a powerful vehicle for social activism and change.

Panelists will include:

Michael Moore, Filmmaker & Activist

Udi Aloni, Director, Junction 48

Chelsey Berlin, Director, B’Tselem USA

Tony Copti, Producer, Land of the Little People

Maya Zinshtein, Director, Forever Pure

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6:30pm - The Writer
2016 | 71 minutes | Narrative
U.S. Premiere
Director: Shay Capon

Following the success of Arab Labor, Sayed Kashua returns with another autobiographical series. The Writer centers on Kashua’s fictional self, Kateb, who, after achieving runaway success with the television series Arab Labor, has become the poster boy for the New Age Arab-Israeli, able to shift seamlessly between two cultures. Rather than bask in the glory of his rarefied status in Israeli society, Kateb increasingly feels trapped in the gilded cage he has created for himself by living through his alter ego. The series offers an exploration of the hybrid Israeli-Palestinian existence and the personal and political toll it can take.

Copresented by Inter-Agency Task Force and New Israel Fund.

Sat 12/3 6:30pm JCC Manhattan Tickets

8:30pm - Junction 48
2016 | 97 minutes | Narrative
Director: Udi Aloni

In Lod, a poor town east of Tel Aviv where Arabs and Jews live side by side, Kareem spends his days wandering aimlessly between jobs. When a car accident kills his father, Kareem finds refuge in the world of hip-hop. At a concert, his girlfriend Manar’s lyrics incite an attack from Jewish rappers, and at home, the government threatens to tear down a friend’s house. Kareem and Manar decide to use their songs to fight both oppression and the violence that exists within their own conservative community. Kareem is played by Tamer Nafar, the charismatic frontman of DAM, the first Palestinian rap group. He and Israeli director Udi Aloni transform his personal experiences into the voice of a new generation, full of hope for equal rights and peaceful coexistence. In theaters February 2017.

Don’t miss Hip Hop Concert: Tamer Nafar with Special Guest Marcus Mumford & More

Copresented by Givat Haviva and GrapeVine.

Sat 12/3 8:30pm JCC Manhattan Tickets