Sections

Highlights of the ‘Other Israel’ fest

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Here is the lineup for the Palestinian-centric offshoot of the Other Israel Film Festival this weekend in Bay Ridge:

“Ajami” (2009)

“City of God” meets “Crash” meets the Middle East in this Academy Award-nominated crime drama where gangs, drugs, and fights are the norm. A Palestinian “Godfather” of sorts, the film follows four stories in the West Bank, interweaving them as the film unfolds.

“Coffee — Between Reality and Imagination” (2010)

Palestinian and Israeli students came together to direct this series of shorts centered around one of the most unifying things in the Middle East — coffee! The shorts look at the personal lives of people as they go about their everyday business.

“Laila’s Birthday” (2008)

On the day of his daughter’s seventh birthday, a West Bank taxi-driving judge has only one goal: get home early with a present and a cake. Along the way he must deal with a number of peculiar riders, as well as the twists and turns life throws at him in this existential comedy.

“Zahara” (2009)

Director Mohammad Bakri tells the moving story of his 78-year-old aunt, Zahara, a mother of 10 who moves to Israel after the death of her husband — and that’s when the real challenges began.

— Adam Warner

Updated 5:21 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter:

Optional: