The Other Film Festival | Nov 6 -13th

The Other Film Festival | Nov 6 -13th

November 7, 2014

The Task Force is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 8th annual Other Israel Film Festival. Join us for special screenings and follow up discussions of:

Arab Labor
November 8th - 4pm

Followed by discussion with writer and creator, Sayed Kashua
(free to all, reserve your seat)

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, Inter Agency Task Force, Park Slope Jewish Center, and Jewish Alliance for Change.

Almost Friends
November 9th - 2pm
Followed by discussion with directors, Nitzan Ofir and 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 Failed Messiah,Givat Haviva, Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), American Friends of the Parents Circle.

*Free tickets for Task Force members:

Co-presented by B'nai Jeshurun, Inter Agency Task Force, Park Slope Jewish Center, and Jewish Alliance for Change. Co-presented by Chofshi B'Manhattan - See more at:

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