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Other Israel Film Festival Streams Israeli Films Online

The 14th annual Other Israel Film Festival goes virtual with a lineup of more than two dozen Israeli features, documentaries and shorts that will stream online from Dec. 3-10.
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December 1, 2020
Photo: “Laila in Haifa”

The 14th annual Other Israel Film Festival, presented by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, goes virtual with a lineup of more than two dozen Israeli features, documentaries and shorts that will stream online from Dec. 3-10. Each day’s lineup includes moderated Q&A sessions with actors and filmmakers.

“This year’s lineup is our most diverse to date, and we will explore Israeli society like never before,” said Isaac Zablocki, director of the festival. “This is the third film festival that the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is running virtually, and we are excited to use technology to take our community and the conversation to new levels.”

“This year’s lineup is our most diverse to date, and we will explore Israeli society like never before.” — Isaac Zablocki

Feature selections include Amos Gitai’s “Laila in Haifa”–the closing night film–and documentaries about Golda Meir and radical Rabbi Meir Kahane (“The Prophet”).  Themes include Israeli-Palestinian stories (“My Dearest Enemy,” “Crossings”) and Israel’s Druze community (“One Hundred Percent”). Among the short subjects are “White Eye,” about a bicycle theft that prompts a crisis of conscience and “Birthright,” about a young woman who ponders her future on a trip to Israel.

“Through dozens of films and conversations, Other Israel will take a deep dive into Israel’s Arab and other underrepresented populations,” festival founder Carole Zabar said. “We present other narratives and new perspectives with the hope of enlightening and challenging our audiences.”

Festival passes cost $90 and tickets to individual films are $13. Click here for schedules and registration.

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