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Date(s) - 11/09/2015
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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 backgrounds–Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, and Palestinians alike–would gather to watch the week’s “Egyptian movie” on television. This documentary explores that peculiar phenomenon and examines how Israel’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.