Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: The Human Turbine

The 5th Annual Other Israel Film Festival begins this Thursday night, and Movies With Abe is proud to offer you a spotlight on some of the films being presented. Visit the festival website for a complete schedule of screenings for the films.

The Human Turbine
Directed by Danny Verete
Screening November 13 at 5:00pm and November 15 at 7:00pm

This chronicle of a groundbreaking use of solar energy in a Palestinian village is not best described as an environmental documentary. The focus is not on the wonder of being able to provide power and electricity thanks to the sun, though its impact and effectiveness is highlighted occasionally throughout the film. Instead, its central theme is a spirit of cooperation and collaboration between Palestinians and Israelis. This film stands out as one of the few at this or last year’s festival that actually underlines peaceful coexistence, with little to no conflict due to a shared interest in success and community. Their energy efforts may be impressive, but the general spirit of positivity and enthusiasm for this shared project is what’s truly inspiring.

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