The Other Israel Film Festival

Founded in 2007, The Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary films, as well as engaging panels about history, culture, and identity on the topic of minority populations in Israel with a focus on Arab citizens of Israel/Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up twenty percent of Israel's population.

The Other Israel Film Festival | UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for the Red Carpet Closing Night festivities of the 12th Annual Other Israel Film Festival starting with a pre-screening reception at 6 PM and featuring: "...
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Thursday, November 8, 2018 (All day)

(Nov. 1-8) — Thousands of Israelis took to the streets this summer to rally against the proposed nation-state law with signs demanding equality. Many of the New Israel Fund’s...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

NYC PREMIERE Dir. Rana Abu Fraiha | 2017 | 75 min | Documentary In the dead of night, director Rana Abu Fraiha’s parents fled their Bedouin village to Omer, a nearby Jewish...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm

NY PREMIERE Dir. Dana Goldberg + Efrat Mishori | 2017 | 80 min | Narrative Yasmin, a nurse who lives in Jaffa, is interrogated by the police. Lenny Sadeh, a world-renowned...
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Dir. Iris Zaki | 2018 | 70 min | Documentary An award-winning filmmaker enters Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, to talk with the locals. Their honest, surprising...
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm

NY PREMIERE Dir. David Deri | 2017 | 109 min | Documentary The chilling story of Israel’s “development towns” as never told before. Testimonials and previously sealed...
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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Dir. Tamara Erde | 2018 | 95 min | Documentary Director Tamara Erde embarks on a journey through the photographs of her grandfather, a Zionist photographer from the 1930s....
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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:15pm to 10:15pm

Directed by Dana Goldberg + Efrat Mishori | 2017 | 80 min | Narrative Yasmin, a Palestinian nurse who lives in Jaffa, is interrogated by the police. Lenny...
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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm

"The Cousin" Dir. Tzahi Grad | 2017 | 93 min | Narrative In this comedy, well-intentioned Arab handyman Fahed upends daily life in an Israeli village. After a woman is...
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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm

Dir. Shlomi Eldar | 2017 | 74 min | Documentary As Israeli society slips into extremism, an Arab actor and a Jewish journalist search for a place where they can belong....
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Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

NY PREMIERE Dir. Itzik Lerner | 2017 | 90 min | Documentary Megiddo, a high-security prison, is a microcosm representing the painful experience of two nations. This film, made...
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Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join an interactive conversation with leading experts on the impact of the recent Nation-State Law on Israeli and American Jewry. Can Israel be a state that is both Jewish and...
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Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

NY PREMIERE Dir. David Deri | 2017 | 109 min | Documentary The chilling story of Israel’s “development towns” as never told before. Testimonials and previously sealed...
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Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Special Feature Dir. Michal Aviad | 2018 | 93 min | Narrative Orna starts her new job with hopes for professional growth. She excels and is promoted to work closely with her...
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Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

"I Signed the Petition" Dir. Mahdi Fleifel | 2018 | 10 min | Documentary Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he falls into a panic-inducing spiral of...
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Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"Be/longing" Dir. Amit Breuer | 2018 | 33 min | Documentary Amal is a Palestinian citizen of Israel. The complexities of Amal’s life offer an intimate look at carrying a mixed...
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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join the JCC 20s + 30s, New Israel Fund’s New Generations, OneTable and other young leadership groups for Shabbat dinner, drinks and a short film screening, accompanied...
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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

"The Cousin" Dir. Tzahi Grad | 2017 | 93 min | Narrative In this comedy, well-intentioned Arab handyman Fahed upends daily life in an Israeli village. After a woman is...
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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for the Red Carpet Opening Night festivities of the 12th Annual Other Israel Film Festival (Nov. 1-8), featuring: "The Cousin" Dir. Tzahi Grad | 2017 | 93 min |...
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LOCATION

The Other Israel Film Festival @ The JCC in Manhattan

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