Other Israel Film Festival: Documentary Screening and Discus...

Other Israel Film Festival: Documentary Screening and Discussion of Dove's Cry

Nov 18, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us on November 18th for a special screening and discussion of the film DOVE'S CRY at the Other Israel Film Festival in New York City Special Discount for Friends of the Task Force: Use code EFZIATF (http://pr.ak.vresp.com/23fb78727/iataskforce.org/edu_au/Invitations/doves_cry.jpg) DOVE'S CRY is a documentary film that follows Hadeel, a 27-year old Arab teacher, through an academic year teaching spoken Arabic to sixth-graders at a Jewish elementary school as part of a cross-cultural outreach program. As such programs are becoming more common and many more Arab teachers are being integrated into the Jewish school system, this film presents poignant insights into the role and challenges such encounters play in building shared society. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with: Ganit Ilouz, Director, Dove's Cry Ali Waked, Deputy Director of Merchavim and award-winning screenwriter from Jaffa, and Ami Nahshon, International President of The Abraham Fund Initiatives. Moderated by Brenda Bodenheimer Zlatin, Senior Program Officer at the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation. Click here to purchase tickets. Enter code EFZIATF at checkout. Join us for this special screening! Event Details Monday, November 18 at 6:30 PM JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10023 Speaker Bios: Ganit Ilouz Ganit Ilouz is the director of the film Dove's Cry, which premiered at the 15th Docaviv International Film Festival, 2013. This is her first full length documentary. Her past projects include short documentaries, amongst them Hebrew Labor, 2010, screened at the 13th Tel aviv International Student Film Festival and The Perfect Human, 2005, which won the Grillo Award at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ganit (a certified Lawyer from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem) is about to finish her studies towards the MFA Degree in the Department of Film & Television at Tel-Aviv University. Ami Nahshon Ami Nahshon has served since 2003 as International President of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, a non-partisan non-profit organization working since 1989 to advance a shared society of coexistence and equality among Israel's Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens. Prior to assuming his position at The Abraham Fund, Nahshon served as Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Federation and Foundation of Oakland, California for nearly 20 years. Nahshon is a founding member of Foundations for Peace, an international network of activist NGOs working in divided societies around the globe, and a founding member of The Alliance for Middle East Peace, a US-based coalition of more than 75 non-profit organizations working for Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel and the Middle East. Ali Waked Ali Waked, a civil society leader, journalist and award-winning screenwriter, has been serving as Deputy Director of Merchavim, the Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel, and head of its Kulanana initiative since March 2012. Prior, Ali was the Arab and Palestinian Affairs Correspondent of Ynet (Yedioth Ahronot news website) and the Middle East and Israel Affairs analyst for several international media. Before joining YNET in 2000, Ali was the Municipal Correspondent in Jaffa for Ha'ir, Haaretz' local supplement in Tel Aviv. He aslo served as principal of his own alma mater, the College des Freres high school in Jaffa for four years. In September 2013, Ali won the Israeli Oscar - the Ophir Prize - for best screenplay for "Bethlehem," a movie which he co-wrote with Yuval Adler. The film won also the category of best movie. Ali holds a BA degree in Political sciences from the Open University in Tel Aviv, and an MA in History of the Middle East from the Tel Aviv University. Brenda Bodenheimer Zlatin Brenda Bodenheimer Zlatin is a Senior Program Officer at the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation in Baltimore, MD. Her portfolio includes numerous grants to promote shared society and equality between Jews and Arabs in Israel, with a particular focus on coexistence in the Negev. Before joining the foundation in 2001, Brenda held progressively responsible positions at the New Israel Fund, an international philanthropy that promotes democracy, human rights and civil society in Israel. Brenda returned to the U.S. in 1999 to attend a mid-career professional development program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. In addition to the Master of Public Policy she received from Princeton in 2000, Brenda holds a Master of Arts in Religion (1987) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion (1980) from Princeton University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.