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Israeli Film Series
June 6, 2021
One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on December 20, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on January 3, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on February 7, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on March 7, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on April 18, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on May 2, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on June 6, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on July 11, 2021 at 12:00 am
The East Valley JCC is pleased to present a virtual Israeli film series for 2020-2021. For more details about each film, including trailers, click on the photo.
A pop-up film studio becomes a social laboratory for encounters with camera-shy (but not conflict-averse) Israeli settlers in the West Bank in this documentary by Iris Zaki. The film features a Q&A with Jake Bennett, Israeli-American Coalition for Action director of state legislative affairs.
The Syrian Patient
Reality surpasses the imagination in this documentary that allows a look at the Syrian wounded and the Israeli doctors at a hospital in Israel, where enemies become connected. The film features a Q&A with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the son of Syrian immigrants and the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
Four women in their 60s tell of their charged relationships with their late mothers; three are second-generation Holocaust survivors and one is from Yeminite descent.
City of Joel
This documentary tells the story of Kiryas Joel, a religious haven built by the Satmar sect 50 miles north of New York City. The film explores how this ultra-Orthodox faith has become both a source of strength and tension and examines the turf war between the sect and their secular neighbors.
Twelve years after he was ordained, a Polish-Catholic priest discovers that he was born to Jewish parents. The film follows his amazing journey, from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel.
Sabena Hijacking: My Version
Striking re-enactments and harrowing testimonies combine to riveting effect in this true story of a terrorist siege that forever shaped the Jewish State.
Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but it’s generally accepted story is incomplete. Among the fighters was a group that was not granted commemoration, although it had a crucial part in the success of the historic uprising.
The personal journey of Rachel, an ultra-Orthodox film director, through marriage, divorce, matchmaking and family life. Rachel unveils the world of ultra-Orthodox women and gives voice, for the first time, to their concealed inner world through the wig that covers up women’s’ hair.