With Israel on our minds and hearts, we invite you to deep dive into wider cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts of the region through the medium of contemporary narrative film. Led by Rabbi Slakman, the selected films will uplift directors with diverse identities, and realities that span political, social, and religious spectrums. Titles will be released at the beginning of each month and a discussion will take place from 7:15 – 8:00 p.m. over Zoom on the final Thursday of the month to raise questions, reactions, and reflections in community.
Films are available through a variety of streaming services for a low cost (e.g. Amazon, Tubi, Netflix,
Note that these films contain mature content and viewer discretion is advised.
This month, we will discuss the film In Between (2016), directed by Maysaloun Hamoud.
TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Violence.
You can access this film for FREE on Kanopy using your library card.
Film description: Captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian women in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, date and choose.
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