REVISED DATE: NightShul at EMJC Presents: The Israeli Film Club: Etzleinu/Cleaning Time

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Thursday, January 16, 2020,
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

East Midwood Jewish Center

NightShul at EMJC Presents:

The Israeli Film Club

Short Films and Discussion with Tomer Gekler

Join us for each of these three sessions as Tomer Gekler shows a short film and leads a discussion on its themes.  Tomer, the Jewish Agency Shaliach to Brooklyn, brings us award-winning films from the Beit Ha’am film series. These films, produced and directed by young Israeli filmmakers, present unique perspectives on Israeli society and issues of concern to the artists.

The Beit Ha’am film series was created and curated by the Department for Diaspora Activities at the World Zionist Organization. Its aim is to stimulate discussion about issues of interest and concern to Israelis among diaspora Jews, strengthening connection to Israel and adding nuance to the complex issues confronting Israeli society.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore aspects of “the real Israel.”

Screening dates

Thursday December 19   Barriers

Thursday January 9   Etzleinu/Cleaning Time

Thursday January 30   Sabbath Entertainment

Etzleinu/Cleaning Time synopsis

Assegedu, a 40 year old Ethiopian woman, makes a living cleaning the homes of rich people. Her daughter Haile (17) joins her after school. One afternoon Assegedu and Haile find a microphone and play with it, listening to the sound of their voices. Soon enough things go wrong and Assegedu finds herself in a moral and economical dilemma that will decide her future and her relationship with her daughter.

Click here to view the trailer.