Almost Friends

2015, 60 minutes Minutes, Documentary, Education, Family
Director: Director: Nitzan Ofir & Barak Heymann
Only 67 kilometers separate Lod and Tlamim, but the residents are a world apart, divided by vast national, cultural, and ideological differences. Through an education and technology school program aimed at bridging gaps in Israeli society, sixth grade students from a secular school in the impoverished city of Lod and a religious school in the settlement of Tlamim are paired as online pen pals. Samar, an Arab girl from Lod and Linor, a settler who lived in Gush Katif, represent the extremes of these differences. Still, a spark is ignited in their online relationship and a friendship is formed. But when the two girls have the opportunity to meet, their families enter into a profound and complex experience.
Co-presented by American Friends of the Parents Circle, Chofshi B’Manhattan, Failed Messiah, Givat Haviva, Hand in Hand, and Inter Agency Task Force (IATF).
Screening Times:
Thu 11/5 8:00 PM JCC Manhattanfilm_iconREGISTER
Thu 11/5 10:00 PM Some VenueREGISTER


2015, 48 minutes Minutes, Narrative
Director: Director: Shay Kapun
Created by renowned Israeli-Palestinian journalist Sayed Kashua, Arab Labor focuses on the hilarious escapades of Amjad and his attempts to fit into Israeli-Jewish society. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters daringly play on religious identity and political differences that make up the mixed society that is Israel. These new episodes find Amjad on his way to become the perfect husband, an exemplary father, and a promising member of the Knesset—but Amjad yet again manages to get into trouble.
Co-presented by B’nai Jeshurun,Chofshi B’Manhattan, Inter Agency Task Force, Park Slope Jewish Center, and Jewish Alliance for Change.
Screening Times:
Wed 11/11 9:00 PM http://www.jccmanhattan.orgfilm_iconREGISTER

Test Film

2015, 90 Minutes, Documentary, Family
Director: Ravit Turjeman
US Premiere
This is a test synopsis in second field
Co presented by Btselem
Screening Times:
Thu 9/17 7pm JCC Manhattanfilm_iconPASSED
Sat 9/19 5pm Cinema VillagePASSED