Forward executive editor Dan Friedman will chat with director Rana Abu Fraiha about her film depicting her Bedouin family’s quest for belonging.
Forward editor-at-large J.J. Goldberg will chat with director Tamara Erde about how being inspired by her grandfather to dig into the Zionist dream.
Forward opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon will lead a conversation about Israeli society with the filmmakers following food and screening.
The Other Israel Film Festival kicks off on December 1. The offerings are as varied as the country itself. Maybe even more so.
Set in an unnamed village in the Negev desert, Ami Livne’s low budget directorial debut, “Sharqiya,” tells the story of a Bedouin family whose home is served a demolition order by Israeli authorities. The film won the 2012 Jerusalem Film Festival’s Haggiag Award for best feature film, screened this month at the U.K. Jewish Film Festival and will make its American premiere November 8 at Manhattan’s Other Israel Film Festival.
Artists 4 Israel, the organization best known for its (S)kin lifedrawing opportunities, has launched a blistering attack on Mohammed Bakri and the JCC in Manhattan for inviting him to be part of the Other Israel Film Festival.