"Arab Movie"

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It was a tradition of 1970s Friday afternoons in Israel: tuning in to the only television channel and watching the Arab movie of the week. It was a national pastime, and a strange one at that. How did Israel’s official TV station obtain these films? Why did it insist on regularly showing films made by “the enemy?" And why
were Israelis so interested in Arabic cinema? This documentary looks into one of the most unlikely moments in Israel’s history, and examines not just how, but why the country shared cultural heroes with whom it was often at war. A nostalgic examination of a time gone by, and one that raises some challenging
questions. (60 min.) With guest speaker Carole Basri

Carole Basri, born to Iraqi Jewish parents, is adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is an expert on international relations and Jewish history in the Middle East. A filmmaker, Basri has served as director of “The Last Jews Of Baghdad: End of an Exile, Beginning of a Journey" (2005), a documentary that presents a historical and personal view of the persecution, torture, escape and flight of over 160,000 Jews from Iraq between the years 1940 and 2003. Ms. Basri was a member of the US State Department’s Future of Iraq Project.

 

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

EVENT LOCATION

Southampton Arts Center
25 Pond Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

MAIN EVENT PHONE

631.287.4377

PRICING INFORMATION

$15, $7.50 Child