Situated at the divide between West and East Jerusalem, Musrara, the Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, is dedicated to teaching creativity in the fields of visual arts, new media, and music, and fostering arts initiatives that contribute to the community via special programs for underrepresented segments of Israeli society, creating a space for authentic exploration of the complicated Israeli identity. On exhibit is an array of work from students and alumni in celebration of the school’s 30th anniversary.
In the Place Where We Stand: Musrara, Identity and Transience On display Dec 1-8 outside the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium
Nadia is a 20-year-old Arab woman having a secret love affair with Nimer, a PLO activist. They move to England, where Nimer is caught by the authorities, leaving Nadia on her own. A shady character provides her with a Jewish woman’s Israeli passport, allowing her to return to Israel. Twenty years later, Nadia is Maya, a successful choreographer married to Yoav, a Jewish official at the Ministry of Justice. When Nimer reappears in Jerusalem, Nadia’s past catches up with her, forcing her to deal with an identity crisis played out against the region’s political backdrop.
7:30pm - Hip Hop Concert: Tamer Nafar with Special Guest Marcus Mumford + More
Lead actor and inspiration for the award-winning Junction 48, Tamer Nafar is a pioneer of the Palestinian hip-hop scene, using music in its purest form to promote sociopolitical awareness and giving a voice to a generation searching for both political and personal meaning. Tamer will be joined by Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, with more special appearances to be announced!
Admission: $25 ($30 at the door)
Doors open 6:30pm
The story of Safaa Dabour, a religious Muslim from Nazareth, struggling to take charge of her own fate and freedom and to establish the first and only Arab cinematheque in Israel. A single woman in a man’s world, Safaa travels to bring Arab box-office hits from Arab states, and seeks, against all odds, to create an island of culture for the society she belongs to. A cinematic profile of a courageous woman.