Don’t miss this event on September 22 at the Sabes JCC!
On Thursday, Sept 22 at 7pm the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis will host Israeli author and scriptwriter Ron Leshem as part of its Culture Boulevard: Israeli Speaker Series. The event is presented in partnership with the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. Tickets are $12. Group rates available; call 952.381.3499 or email [email protected].
Ron Leshem (33), author and scriptwriter, won the 2006 Sapir Prize – Israel’s top literary award. His novel Beaufort was on Israel’s bestsellers list for 2 years, has been translated into 14 languages and was released in English by Random House. The film version of Beaufort, which Leshem coauthored, was nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and won the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Director.
Beaufort has been hailed – not only by critics but by the generation of soldiers who served in Lebanon during Israeli occupation – as the true voice of that period. Leshem served as journalist and senior editor for Israeli dailies Yedioth Ahronoth and Ma’ariv. In 2006 he became deputy director for content and programming for Channel 2, Israel’s main commercial TV network.
Watch the Beaufort movie trailer here:
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