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The film lineup for the 11th annual Other Israel

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This year the festival goes even deeper into the people, the stories, and the work of Arabs and Jews in Israel.

OPENING NIGHT GALA

IN BETWEEN

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud (2016, 103 min)

 

 

c939c268-0c65-48cc-aabd-41ad4f17b833.jpgThree Palestinian women share an apartment in Tel Aviv--the stylish lawyer Laila, the more subdued lesbian Salma, and Nur, a student and Muslim. They seek ways to live in the space in between their desired modern lifestyles and pressures from their traditional communities.

 

Thu, Nov 2, 7 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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Fri, Nov 3, 10 am @ JCC Manhattan

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SHORT FILMS: SESSION 1

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Sat, Nov 4, 2 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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SHORT FILMS: SESSION 2

 

 

d23ae3d9-304e-4522-a32b-72ac3d49252a.jpgANA MIN EL YAHUD 

(Dir. Aharon Shem Tov/Niv Hachlili, 18 min)

AT DAWN 

(Dir. Omri Burstyn, 19 min) 

DOMINO STREET 

(Dir. Haim Barbi, 16 min) 

SANTÉ 

(Dir. Sabrine Khoury, 19 min) 

Sat, Nov 4, 4 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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A LAND WITHOUT BORDERS

Dir. Michael Alalu + Nir Baram (2017,  62 min)

 

 

72678387-5fe3-450a-8579-d9b4cd7a0881.jpgAward-winning writer Nir Baram, son of a liberal politician, travels throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In his search for an answer to whether a two-state solution is viable, he finds surprising revelations that force him to challenge his entire belief system.

 

 

Sat, Nov 4, 6:45 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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Sun, Nov 5, 4 pm @ NYU (53 Washington Square South)

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THE PROMISED BAND

Dir. Jen Heck (2016, 89 min)

 

 

d829e533-0cad-498c-a571-d5d221129e49.jpgDespite having little musical talent, a group of Israeli and Palestinian women form a rock band as an excuse to meet and interact. The more time the women spend together, the more they begin to realize they're not so different.

 

 

Sat, Nov 4, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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THE FIELD

Dir. Mordechai Vardi (2017, 72 min)

 

 

0a2207e9-2d0e-4a23-8bb4-9f8eeb1f3a95.jpgGush Etzion Junction, a commercial intersection, lies midway between Jerusalem and Hebron and is the entrance to one of the largest settlement blocks in the West Bank. In 2014, Ali Abu Awwad built a shack on a plot of land owned by his family near the junction to create a Palestinian Center for Nonviolence. 

Sun, Nov 5, 2 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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YOUR HONOR

Dir. Ron Ninio (2017, 96 min, 3 episodes)

 

 

663f8bf1-3212-4703-bc41-e3d39feef13d.jpgThis hit Israeli TV series follows Micah Alkobi, who maintains a reputation as a fair and honorable judge throughout the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva, even among the Bedouin population, who believe they might get a fair shake in his courtroom. 

 

 

Sun, Nov 5, 5 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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MUHI--GENERALLY TEMPORARY

Dir. Rina Castelnouvo-Hollander + Tamir Elterman (2017, 87 min)

 

 

b67600a8-f216-4927-9f87-90cf4986e144.jpgMuhi, a spirited Palestinian boy, has been living in an Israeli hospital with his grandfather for seven years. He is caught between two worlds, and cared for by the very government that keeps him separated from his mother and the rest of his family. 

 

 

Mon, Nov 6, 6:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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PALESTINE.NET

Dir. Anat Tel Mendelovich (2017, 50 min)

 

 

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A new generation is using social media to reach beyond the physical barriers of the occupation. The film follows four Palestinians who utilize social media for both activist and aspirational purposes.

 

 

 

Mon, Nov 6, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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WAITING FOR GIRAFFES

Dir. Marco de Stefanis (2016, 84 min)

 

 

39a3e233-4da0-4c09-b8a3-098c07857a76.jpgFinancial and social realities challenge the only Palestinian zoo's very existence. Determined to revitalize the zoo, Dr. Sami ignores political obstacles and collaborates with nearby Israeli zoos to provide his people with the only zoo they may ever know.

 

 

Tue, Nov 7, 6:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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DESERT WOUNDS

Dir. Nili Dotan (2016, 58 min)

 

 

1b7318a1-3298-4d92-aa8b-b9b4b2df4b19.jpgFleeing war, dictatorship, and religious persecution, a group of Christian women from Sudan and Eritrea seek asylum in Israel. They attempt to build new lives for themselves and their families, unsure if or when their journey will ever end.

 

Tue, Nov 7, 7 pm @ JCC Harlem (318 West 118th St)

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Wed, Nov 8, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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DEATH IN THE TERMINAL

Dir. Tali Shemesh + Asaf Sudry (2016, 52 min)

 

 

cad45721-1b85-4c78-b949-b8d4b3b07e45.jpgHorror and chaos erupted at a bus terminal in Be'er Sheva on October 18, 2015. A man shot into the crowd at a bus terminal, and an Eritrean refugee seeking asylum was mistaken for the shooter.

 

 

 

Tue, Nov 7, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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BORN IN DEIR YASSIN

Dir. Neta Shoshani (2016, 63 min)

 

 

c82bede1-9f6f-4e47-99be-5974da33cf35.jpgSoon after the village of Deir Yassin was conquered in the 1948 War, the Israeli government established a mental hospital there. The filmmaker unveils the secrets of a patient, as well as those of Israel's founding fathers.

 

 

Wed, Nov 8, 6:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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CLOSING NIGHT

HOLY AIR

Dir. Shady Srour (2017, 81 min)

 

 

d2a92f9c-749d-42c5-ac91-5deae0c03bb9.jpgAdam can't catch a break and suffers from a series of unsuccessful business decisions--until he embarks on his riskiest venture yet: bottling "holy air" to sell to tourists.

 

Followed by dessert reception with the filmmaker and special guests.

Thu, Nov 9, 7 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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Isaac Zablocki
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Director of The Israel Film Center

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