Friday, November 15, 2013

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: Dove’s Cry

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.

Dove’s Cry
Directed by Ganit Ilouz
Screening November 16 at 5pm, November 17 at 5pm, and November 18 at 6:30pm

At the beginning of this festival, a Palestinian-born ballroom dancer brought his passion back to multiple cultures in Jaffa. In this stirring documentary, Hadeel, a young Arab teacher, is involved in a program called “Let’s Talk” in which she teaches Arabic to a sixth-grade Jewish class in Hod HaSharon. The concept behind the program is exceptional, and Hadeel’s attitude is optimistic, encouraging her students to learn from her and taking just as much in from them. Predictably, there are hurdles along the way, particularly Hadeel’s defense of her refusal to sing the national anthem, but in the end this is a positive and heartwarming story about a truly wonderful effort to educate and break down boundaries.

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