Date(s) - 11/09/2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The JCC in Manhattan
Rock in the Red ZoneDir. Laura Bialis
2015 | 90 min | Documentary
NY PremiereAn intimate portrayal of life on the edge in the war-torn city of Sderot. For years, Sderot’s prolific rock scene has revolutionized Israeli music, marrying Eastern sounds to Western influences. The town has also been the target of ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip for the past thirteen years. In 2007, filmmaker Laura Bialis traveled from Los Angeles to Sderot to explore this reality firsthand. Through the personal lives of Sderot’s diverse musicians, as well as through her own deepening connection to Sderot’s people, Bialis chronicles the townâ€™s trauma, discovering music, romance, and its enduring spirit.