A Borrowed Identity aka. Dancing Arabs I Apr 30th
A Borrowed Identity aka. Dancing Arabs I Apr 30thApr 30, 2015 7:00pm
First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet ‘80s coming-of-age drama from the director of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree adapts two autobiographical novels by popular Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua. Eyad is a gifted Arab teenager who wins the chance to attend a prestigious Jewish boarding school.
Isolated and lonely at first, he soon develops close friendships and begins fitting in. Soon however, heartbreak, personal tragedy and politics threaten to destroy his adolescent idyll. As Eyad moves into manhood, he makes impossible decisions about where he will stand – and who he will be – in a divided country.
Winner of the 2015 WJFF Audience Award for Best Feature!
Co-Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues
Co-Presented by the Center for Israel Studies at American University
The screening will be followed by a moderated conversation between American University Global Scholar Daniel Munayer, a Palestinian-Israeli Christian who grew up in Jerusalem, and Maram Masarwi, a post-doctoral fellow at the Free University of Berlin who was head of the Early Childhood Education Department at Al Qasemi College of Education in Israel.
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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