Partnership2Gether – Israeli Film Club
Join Partnership2Gether for Israeli Film Club – a series of virtual events where participants from Minneapolis and Rehovot will come together virtually to engage in live and thought-provoking discussions based on prize-winning short Israeli films. Visit our website to learn more.
Assegedu, a 40-year-old Ethiopian woman, makes a living cleaning the homes of rich people. Her daughter Haile joins her after school. One afternoon, Assegedu and Haile find a microphone and play with it, listening to the sound of their voices. Soon enough, things go wrong and Asssegedu finds herself in a moral dilemma.
Uri, the film’s protagonist, is a young officer in the Israeli army (IDF) who, together with two of his soldiers, serves at one of the checkpoints in Judea and Samaria. They have the authority to allow or prohibit Palestinians from the territories from entering Israel based on orders dictated from above. In the film, Uri is forced to deal with a difficult incident that occurs.
Gali is a deaf dancer who dreams of being accepted into a well-known and prestigious dance troupe who can hear. She decides to go through the audition screenings without testing accommodations, hiding her deafness from the examiners, and fighting for her place as an equal among equals.
Pinhas is a nine-year-old, a new immigrant from Russia and the son of a single mom who barely makes a living working the night shift. Pinhas finds the warmth and family togetherness that he is missing in his own home at the home of his Sephardi religious neighbors. The troubles begin when the different cultural worlds of the two families clash.
Questions? Contact Noa Rosenzweig at [email protected].