Friday, November 15, 2013

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: Good Garbage

The 7th Annual Other Israel Film Festival takes place in New York City November 14th-21st, 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.

Good Garbage
Directed by Shosh Shlam and Ada Ushpiz
Screening November 16 at 9pm and November 17 at 3pm

This documentary, which will be presented by Michael Moore at the festival, gets its title from the evaluation of treasure found at the Hebron Hills garbage dump by Palestinian residents of the city of Yatta. It’s jarring to see people living off garbage in a picture of real life rather than some far-off dystopia, and this succeeds mostly as a showcase of the lengths people will go to in order to survive and to attempt to put together a living. Its message is strong, but its events and personalities aren’t always as captivating as its larger idea.

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