Date(s) - 11/09/2015
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sarah Lawrence College
Arabic MovieDir. Eyal Sagui Bizawe & Sara Tsifroni
2015 | 60 min | Documentary
NY PremiereA look back at that old Friday afternoon ritual, when Israeli families of all backgroundsâ€“Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, and Palestinians alikeâ€“would gather to watch the weekâ€™s â€œEgyptian movieâ€ on television. This documentary explores that peculiar phenomenon and examines how Israelâ€™s official TV station was able to transcend hostile boundaries to obtain these films, and why. Arabic Movie takes us back to that fleeting moment when Israelis shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East, even as it raises disturbing questions about the relationship of Israelis with their neighbors across the border.