Film Outside Competiton

 
 
 

Jaffa - The Orange's Clockwork

Dir: Eyal Sivan

2009

86 min

Jaffa, the orange's clockwork narrates the visual history of the famous citrus fruit originated from Palestine and known worldwide for centuries as "Jaffa oranges". The history of the orange is the history of this land. Through photography and cinema, poetry, paintings, workers of the citruses' industry and historians, memory and present mythologies, Palestinians and Israelis cross and combine. The close reading of the Jaffa
brand's visual representation is a reflection on western orientalist phantasms surrounding the 'holy land' and the 'State of Israel' and a tool to reveal the untold story of what was once a commune industry and symbol to Arabs and Jews in Palestine.


Jaffa, the orange's clockwork is a political essay unfolding the story of the invention and the visual history of the world's wide famous citrus fruit originated in Palestine and known around the world as "Jaffa oranges". While the orange become the symbol of the Zionist enterprise and of the state of Israel, for Palestinians it symbolizes the lost of their homeland and its destruction.


Through a carful reading of the visual representation of the brand, the film reflects on western phantasms related to the 'Orient' the 'holy land' and the State of Israel and unveils the untold story of what was ones a commune symbol and industry to Arabs and Jews in Palestine.
The oranges of Jaffa, the fruits, the orchards, the brand name and the city - that gave to the fruit its name, is the backdrop of the commune Jewish-Arab life in Palestine before the establishment of Israel, the colonial covetousness, the account of obliteration, nationalization, then repudiation in order to propose a joint historical narrative, and a
brand of hope for the future.

Live online discussion following the screening of the film.

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 9.12.20 December 2020 at 20:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: 19.90 ₪

Wednesday 9/12/20

20:00

 

B'Tselem's

2020

Selection

Israel did not end up formally annexing the West Bank this year – but in practice annexed it long ago. Footage captured by B’Tselem field researchers and volunteers shows Israel already doing at it pleases in the West Bank: soldiers opening lethal fire at Palestinians; settlers acting violently with military backing; homes demolished; trees uprooted; and many other things we do not like to see but must know.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Field Research Director Kareem Jubran and International Advocacy Officer Sarit Michaeli

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 7.12.20 December 2020 at 20:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: 19.90 ₪

Monday 7/12/20

20:00

 

THE FILM THAT WASN'T

Dir: Ram Loevy

1994

59 min

Some 110,000 Palestinians were arrested in the Occupied Territories during the five years of the First Intifada. According to data by various human rights groups, tens of thousands of them underwent torture during their interrogation. “The Film That Wasn’t” is a documentary bringing 12 detailed testimonies of torture committed by the General Security Service (Shin Bet) during security-related interrogations (shaking, banana, “Shabech”, dry blows, a sack over the head, sleep deprivation, loud music, “Hazane”, acid, freezing and more). The film includes a response from the authorities.

Live online discussion with the filmmaker following the screening of the film.

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 5.12.20 December 2020 at 20:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

 

Price: 19.90 ₪

Saturday 5/12/20

20:00

 
 

Natural Right

Dir: Yulie Cohen

2020

52 min

Over seven decades ago, the members of the People's Council sat down to draft the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel. Every word and comma led to hours of debate. The declaration was signed, the State established, but the debate still rages. The grandchildren of the signers of the Declaration of Independence return to the hall in Tel Aviv where the document was signed. Who are the descendants of the people who established the state? What do they think of it today? Can they agree on one correct path for Israel? Natural Right raises once again the issues upon which the State of Israel has yet to decide, over seventy years after first attempting to do so.

Following the screening of the film we will show a recorded discussion between the filmmaker, Yulie Cohen, and  film director Adi Adwan. 

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 5.12.20 December 2020 at 21:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: 19.90 ₪

Saturday 5/12/20

21:00

Fluently Stumbling

Dir: Ido Chen

2020

36 min

A journey to great trauma, to intensive service in an elite unit in the Occupied Territories. What happened to me there, what I did to others, and how touching sore spots can also heal. 

Live online discussion with the filmmaker following the screening of the film.

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 7.12.20 December 2020 at 21:30 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: FREE

Monday 7/12/20

21:30

 

Shared Household

Dir: Adi Sadaka

2020

46 min

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been diagnosed with a mental disability. One that includes dealing with depression, anxiety and auditory illusions. I spent half of the last decade believing I would never find love. That I would never find the woman who will agree to stay by me. A brave soul who would accompany me through the sleepless nights, and bottomless fears. On March 3rd, 2020, I married my partner of five years. The wedding was exciting and all sorts of political (as expected of a lesbian wedding). A few days later, we were to be off on our honeymoon, but then came COVID-19, locking us down in an ever so intense honeymoon at home, quarantined in the city of Haifa.

 

Live online discussion with the filmmaker following the screening of the film.

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 4.12.20 December 2020 at 19:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available. 

Price: 19.90 ₪

Friday 4/12/20

20:00

 

 Nuzhat

Al-Fuad

Dir: Judd Ne'eman

2006

104 min

Odelia is a gifted screenwriter, entangled in a demanding and complex relationship with her father, a renowned author. Writing pains encumber her attempt to bridge the passion of creation over the pits of despair, and the resulting frustration threatens to consume her evolving romantic relationship. Tamara, the actress chosen to lead Odelia’s telenovela, is at the height of her television and theater success when she is diagnosed with leukemia. The overbearing emotional turmoil takes its toll on her sanity, and she escapes to a secluded hospice to sooth her mind. Oriental fairytales and a-thousand-and-one-night’s magic add illusory elements to the emerging phantasm. 

Two young women who wish to make their own mark on the world, in a fight for destiny and control, between narrator and creator. In each other’s arms, they conjure up a surprising and unperceivable dance between choice and decree.

 

Judd Ne’emans film offers a new interpretation to the language of post modernistm, and the motion between the real and unreal. A multi-narrated telling, questioning tropes and consensus, which leaves the viewer with a fascinating new Rashomon. 

Recorded discussion following the screening of the film.

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 4.12.20 December 2020 at 21:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: 19.90 ₪

Friday 4/12/20

21:00

 

Let’s Talk about Gaza

2020 was tough everywhere. In Gaza, it was the year the UN declared the home of 2 million people uninhabitable. Long before the coronavirus broke out, Gaza was already suffering lethal attacks on civilians, live fire at demonstrators, and a devastating blockade soon entering its 15th year. Israelis hardly hear about this reality, nor do we discuss our shared responsibility for the fate of Gazans.

 

Along with video footage, B’Tselem field researchers Olfat al-Kurd and Khaled al-‘Azayzeh will Skype with the audience from Gaza. 

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 6.12.20 December 2020 at 21:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: 19.90 ₪

Sunday 6/12/20

20:30

 
 

Poetry Zaban

Dir:  Amir Har-Gil

2020

58 min

Two young social activists arrive to the great master Yair Zaban, who devoted 70 years of his life to the struggle of improving the social conditions and the political situation in Israel. They engage on a journey in which they will learn about the struggles Yair engaged in and the insights he gained. They challenged him with questions and learn how even a small minority may change reality.

 

Israeli Poetry Slam segments dealing with dilemmas Yair Zaban was engaged in are integrated in the film.

Live online discussion with the filmmaker following the screening of the film.

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 7.12.20 December 2020 at 20:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

Price: 19.90 ₪

Monday 7/12/20

20:00

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