Labyrinth Books and Symphony Space Present
Israeli and Palestinian Films About the Conflict
Jan. 15 -- Double Feature:
4PM: DIVINE INTERVENTION (Palestinian; director present at screening)
dir. Elia Suleiman
An intense exploration of the dreams and nightmares of Palestinians and Israelis living in uncertain times.
5:45PM: CHECKPOINT (Israeli)
Exploring the destructive impact of occupation through the daily interface at the checkpoints.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 -- Double Feature:
6PM THE INNER TOUR (Israeli)
dir. Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
A group of West Bank Palestinians reencounter their homeland as tourists.
7:45PM UNTIL WHEN (Palestinian)
dir. Dahna Abourahme
Follows Palestinian families living in a refugee camp during the current Intifada. A film of sorrow and hope.
Sunday, Jan. 22 -- Double Feature
4PM ARNA'S CHILDREN (Israeli/Palestinian)
dir. Juliano Mer Khamis
An intense look at the childhood of resistance fighters and suicide attackers. Best Documentary Feature winner, 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
5:45PM No.17 Is Anonymous (Israeli)
dir. David Ofek
Documenting the search for an unidentified victim of a suicide bombing and portraying Israeli society as it struggles with the reality of terrorist violence.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 -- Double Feature:
6PM: CAMPFIRE (Israeli)
dir. Joseph Cedar
This story of one woman'd personal battle is also a portrait of the settler movement.
Israeil's nominee for the foreign language category of the Academy Awards.
7:45PM FORBIDDEN MARRIAGES IN THE HOLY LAND (Palestinian)
dir. Michel Khleifi
An expose of mixed-marriage couples who chose love instead of hate.
Sunday, Jan. 29 -- Double Feature
4PM WALL (Israeli)
dir. Simone Bitton
A portrait of the wall of separation revealing the inherent dilemma of trying to protect one way of life at the expense of another.
6PM SORAIDA, WOMAN OF PALESTINE (Palestinian)
dir. Tahani Rached
Daily life under the occupation. How do you preserve your humanity in the midst of oppression?
Tuesday, Jan. 31 (Film and Roundtable):
6PM ANOTHER ROAD HOME (Israeli)
dir. Danae Elon
An Israeli filmmaker chronicles her quest to reconnect with her Muslim Palestinian caregiver.
Followed by a roundtable discussion with:
Dahna Abourahme, Bashir Abu-Manneh, Danae Elon, Elias Khoury, Stuart
Klawans, Richard Pena, Adam Shatz, Ella Shohat, and Debra Zimmerman.
Free admission to the discussion with ticket stub from any of the films of the festival. First come, first serve.
All films will be shown at
Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia:
Broadway at 95th Street.
Labyrinth Books and Symphony Space members: $6