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 “Working Together,” a discussion among Arab and Jewish filmmakers about their experiences working together, and “Beyond the Wall: Kids with Cameras,” visual narratives from Jewish and Arab children who photographed Jerusalem’s Old City from the perspective of their own lives.
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.
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