Film Festival: Other Israel, (JCC Manhattan, Nov 5-12, 2015)

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Founded in 2007, The Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary films, as well as engaging panels about history, culture, and identity on the topic of minority populations in Israel with a focus on Arab citizens of Israel/Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up twenty percent of Israel’s population. Our goal is to promote awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the state of Israel, provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of, and dialogue about populations in margins of Israeli society, and encourage cinematic expression and creativity dealing with these themes. Our programming is guided by our mission to showcase quality cinema that brings to the big screen the human stories and daily lives of Arab Citizens and other minorities groups in Israel, often overlooked by mainstream Israeli society and culture.

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07:00 PM – Opening Night Gala: Censored Voices

Join us in celebration of the 9th Annual Other Israel Film Festival, featuring the East Coast premiere of Censored Voices, followed by a Q&A with director Mor Loushy and an exclusive reception with filmmakers & special guests.Censored Voices

Dir. Mor Loushy
2015 | 84 min | Documentary
NY Premiere

One week after the 1967 Six Day War, a group of young Israeli soldiers, led by renowned Israeli author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with their comrades returning from the battlefield. In these recordings, soldiers wrestled with the systemic evacuation of Palestinians, the dehumanizing nature of war, and the echoes of the Holocaust, taking an honest look at the moment Israel turned occupier. These recordings, censored by the Israeli army until now, are played back to the soldiers 50 years later, bringing past abruptly into present and revealing the soldiers’ stunning confessions for the first time.

http://otherisrael.org/

Events: Israeli-American Council Gala, March 8, 2015

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Dear Friends,

We, at the Israeli-American Council (IAC) would like to extend an invitation to join us for our 7th Annual Gala on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

The mission of the IAC is powerful: to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens our next generations, the American Jewish community, and the State of Israel. And we cannot fulfill our mission without your support.

Together we have learned, experienced and accomplished so much along the way, however our journey as a community has just begun and we have much work to do. Your participation and contributions are the cornerstones of our organization.

Pleases see attached our sponsorship opportunities form, as well as general information about the IAC, its members and various programs.

For further information please call the IAC office at (818) 836-6700 or email gala@israeliamerican.org

I’m looking forward to greeting each and every one of you at our 7th Annual Gala,

 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Miri Shepher

Chairwoman

 

Click here to see (PDF files):

IAC Booklet

IAC Council

IAC Sponsorship