November 4, 2008
New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies and Center for Religion and Media are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Other Israel Film Festival, Nov. 6-13, with venues at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan (the Samuel Priest Rose Building, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at W. 76th St./Subway: 2, 3, or 1 to 72nd Street) 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 dedicated to illuminating the lives of the Arab citizens of Israel who are rarely seen outside the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The festival will showcase over a dozen award winning films and local premieres, as well as host filmmakers and scholars from Israel and the U.S. The festival will also include several special events. Among them are “Building Bridges,” a full day of programming for the whole family based on building bridges between Jewish and Arab culture in Israel, celebrating the diversity of Israeli life through art and education and “Through Others’ Eyes - Photography Exhibit” which uses photography as a medium of communication and self-expression among Israeli Jewish and Arab youth, exploring and creating a collective identity.
TICKETS AND INFORMATION
General Admission: $11/$7 for students and members of the JCC in Manhattan; Festival Pass: $36 (Good for five general admissions, must be exchanged at Box Office 30 minutes prior to show time. Opening and Closing Nights excluded). Opening Night Gala: $36/Closing Night Reception: $25. Tickets are available at www.otherisrael.org, by calling 646.505.5708, or at the screening locations. For press and media inquires, please contact Scott Klein at Keith Sherman and Associates: 212.764.7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The festival’s other co-sponsors are: the Abraham Fund Initiatives; Ameinu; Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development; Givat Haviva; Hashomer Hatzair; Jerusalem Foundation; Meretz USA; New Israel Fund; Union of Progressive Zionists; Yad b’Yad - Hand in Hand.
For more on NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, go to: http://hebrewjudaic.as.nyu.edu/page/taub
Press photos at: http://www.otherisrael.org/press-page/
Type: Press Release