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Israeli Cinema Series "Ajami" @ Tel Aviv Cinematheque

"Ajami" (Screening with English Subtitles)

Including talk with Yaron Shani, the film's writer & director


Pre-screening stand-up set by Ajami actress & comedian, Odelia Yakir

Ajami was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for Best Foreign Language Film, and won the Cannes Film Festival Golden Camera Award. It won a total of 15 wins and 8 nominations.

Our film depicts five stories about the everyday life in Ajami, a religiously mixed community of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Yafo. It took the filmmakers seven years to make this film. None of the actors had prior experience in acting, and most of the scenes were improvised; often the actors themselves did not know what was going to happen while on camera.

Date: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 8:15pm - 11:00pm, Please arrive on time. Venue: The Tel Aviv Cinematheque

2 Ha'Arba Street

About the Event: Israeli Cinema Series

The Tel Aviv Arts Council, in its mission to bring the best of Israeli creative culture to our young professional community, is launching the monthly Israeli Cinema Series to both entertain and educate. Our organization has partnered with the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the Tel Aviv Municipality to bring the best of Israeli film (classics, documentaries, new releases etc..) at a minimum cost, with English subtitles, and an English speaker's panel with the film's insiders.

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is currently leading a strategic plan to absorb and accommodate to the growing numbers of internationals in our city. The Israeli Cinema Series is one of many partnerships with the Tel Aviv Arts Council and we thank the municipality for its ongoing support.

About the Speaker: Yaron Shani

Yaron is a director, writer, editor, and producer, born in Tel Aviv in 1973. His work has received 14 wins and 3 nominations, including a Cannes Award and an Oscar nomination for Ajami. Yaron often focuses on the complex social relationships between Jews and Arabs. His most recent work Mishpatei Hahaim, which he wrote, directed, edited and produced last year, tells the story of an Arab man who marries a Jewish woman as they live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. The family unit is broken when they discover that their Arab father is behind dozens of terror attacks.

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