New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies Co-Sponsors Inaugural "Other Israel Film Festival" Nov. 8-15

October 4, 2007
N-85, 2007-08

New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies is co-sponsoring the inaugural “Other Israel Film Festival” Nov. 8-15, with venues at the following: the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan (the Samuel Priest Rose Building, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at W. 76th St./Subway: 2, 3, or 9 to 72nd Street); Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, corner of 95th St. and Broadway/Subway: 1, 2, or 3 to 96th St Station); and Cinema Village (22 E. 12th Street, between University Pl. and 5th Ave./Subway: N, R, 4, 5, 6 or L trains to 14th Street Union Square). For a complete schedule of screenings, go to: http://www.otherisrael.org. The festival is designed illuminate the lives of the Arab citizens of Israel who are rarely seen outside the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The festival will comprise of 25 award winning films and local premieres, as well as host 20 filmmakers and scholars from Israel and the U.S. The festival will also include several special events. Among them are “Working Together,” a discussion among Arab and Jewish filmmakers about their experiences working together, and “Beyond the Wall: Kids with Cameras,” visual narratives resulting from 24 Jewish and Arab children who were given cameras and photography lessons and sent out to photograph Jerusalem’s Old City though their own perspectives-from the vantage points of kids who live in the same city, but whose worlds are far apart.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION

General Admission: $11 / $7 for JCC and Symphony Space members; Festival Pass: $35 (Good for five general admissions. Must be exchanged at Box Office 30 minutes prior to show time. Special events excluded. Admission for special events varies. Tickets available starting Oct. 8 at www.otherisrael.org, by calling 646.505.5708, or at the screening locations.

For press and media inquires, please contact Gary Springer or Jennifer Blum at Springer Associates PR: 212.354.4660, gary@springerassociatespr.com, or jennifer@springerassociatespr.com.

The festival’s other co-sponsors are Columbia University-Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture; Ort America; American Israel Friendship League; Hashomer Hatzair; Givat Haviva; Yad b’Yad-Hand in Hand; New Israel Fund; The Abraham Fund Initiatives; Ford Foundation Israel Fund; Isaac and Ishmael; Search For Common Ground; JCP-Jewish Community Project; Jerusalem Foundation; Ameinu; Meretz USA; Ma’ayan; Generation R.

For more on NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, go to: http://hebrewjudaic.as.nyu.edu/page/taub

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Screen Stills From:  NO LONGER ACHMED Directed By David Deri  (TOP); ON HOLD Directed By Rokaya Sabbah (BOTTOM)

Screen Stills From: NO LONGER ACHMED Directed By David Deri (TOP); ON HOLD Directed By Rokaya Sabbah (BOTTOM)


Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer