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Three Israeli Shorts

Sunday, November 12, 2023 28 Cheshvan 5784

4:00 PM - 6:00 PMCBT Youth Lounge

Come view and discuss three short films: Across the Line, Lost Paradise, and Dear God, each of which involves an unexpected encounter, as we explore the complex narratives of contemporary Israel.  In partnership with the East Bay Jewish Film Festival.

Across the Line: 2017, 29 minutes, Hebrew with English subtitles
Hananel, a young observant Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, a Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teach him a lesson in communication, friendship and love.
 
Lost Paradise: 2007, 10 minutes
And they were both naked, the man and the woman, and were not ashamed.--Book of Genesis 2:25
A modern Adam and Eve story  that explores what happens during intimacy  --and what gets lost after it ends.
 
Dear God: 2014, 13 minutes
A romantic view of Jerusalem is portrayed in this short film. Aaron is one of the men who guards the Western Wall. One day, a beautiful woman puts a note in one of the wall's many cracks. When Aaron decides to fulfill her deepest wish, he learns that love is all about communication.

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