Other Israel Film Festival

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(Nov. 2-9) — The Other Israel Film Festival presents cinema about minority populations in Israel, with a focus on Arab/Palestinian citizens, who make up twenty percent of Israel’s population.

Today's schedule:

6:30pm — "Born in Deir Yassin" U.S. PREMIERE — Sitting on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Deir Yassin became the site of one of the most pivotal clashes in the 1948 War of Independence. Jewish fighters conquered this Palestinian Arab village, killing over 100 and forcing out the remainder of the local population. By tracing the personal journey of one village native as well as documenting the contradicting memories of several Israelis who fought that day, director Neta Shoshani unveils secrets of the nation’s founding fathers who set in motion the Palestinian refugee crisis that persists 70 years later. 

Screening followed by Q&A with producer Rotem Faran, editor Assaf Lapid, moderated by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie of Lab/Shul. 

8:30pm — "Desert Wounds" — Director Nili Dotan follows the journeys of two Christian women from Sudan and Eritrea who are fleeing war, dictatorship and religious persecution in their countries. Over a five-year period, they seek asylum in Israel and then in Uganda. 

Screening followed by Q&A with director Nili Dotan, Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg, activist/educator with Right Now and BINA, and Asaf Weitzen, human rights lawyer for refugee population in Israel. 



Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (All day)


JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023




$12, $9 JCC Manhattan member, $6 Student with I.D., $40 pass for five admissions, $36 Opening night gala + screening, $18 Closing night reception + screening