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What is life like for  a gay Palestinian millennials  living in Tel Aviv? It’s complicated. In this big hearted documentary from a straight Jewish film director, we meet  three friends who are politically active and assertive about their right to define their own identity and not at all interested in conforming to the expectations of others.  Told with honesty, intelligence and humor, the complex story of an emerging LGBTQ community explores questions of nationality, citizenship, geography, religion, sexual orientation, emotional truth and moral integrity. The narrative is enhanced by music videos from Qambuta Productions, a group of Palestinian LGBTQ creatives probing gender politics in Arabic culture. LGBTQ program  Film will be followed by a discussion led by Shada Diab and Rabbi Rachel Isaacs of Colby College.

This program is made possible by the Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

“an engrossing and subtle portrait of contrasting personalities in a poignant coming out story.” The Telegraph Telegraph Article

“A uniquely Middle Eastern spin on a classic coming-of-age tale.” Variety

“an important, insightful and moving film” 972Mag 972 Blog

Film Details

Documentary / Dir: Jake Witzenfeld / Israel / 2015 / English, Arabic, Hebrew w/ Eng ST / 86 min

Festivals

Best Documentary Rencontres In&Out; Los Angeles Film Festival; Nashville Film Festival;QDoc Festival; Sheffield Doc/ Fest; Manhattan JCC

 

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