New Generations Shabbat Dinner at the Other Israel Film Festival
Fri. Nov. 11, 7pm @ The JCC in Manhattan
Join the New Israel Fund's New Generations community and other young leadership groups for a Shabbat dinner and intimate discussion on activism in Israel with Israeli filmmakers Noa Maiman, Dani Menkin and Ibtisam Mara'ana. Learn about NIF issues from the perspective of the artists. This event is part of the Other Israel Film Festival.
About the Speakers:
Noa Maiman is an interdisciplinary artist born in Tel Aviv, Israel in October 1980. She is a producer, director, actress, and an opinion writer with a vast interest in Politics. She graduated from London School of Economics mastering Conflict Studies. 'Oy Mama' - her first documentary film, has won the Remembrance and Future documentary award at the goEast Film Festival, Weisbaden, Germany - April, 2010. It was also a Nominee for the History & Biography Documentary Award at the 16th Shanghai TV Festival, China June 2010 and a nominee at the Bend Film Festival, Oregon, USA - 2010.
Director, 77 Steps
Born in 1975 in Faradis, a Muslim, Arab, working class village in the north of Israel, for the past 10 years Ibtisam has been creating documentary cinema that advances women and speaks to the relationships of women within Palestinian-Arab society in Israel. Among her award winning films are "Lady Kul el Arab", following the first Druze woman to participate in the Miss Israel Beauty pageant; "Three Times Divorced", bringing the story of a Gazan women who married an Israeli Arab and fights for custody on her children after he divorces her in absence. Ibtisam's most recent film "77 Steps", is a personal documentary revealing the turbulence encountered when she falls in love with a Canadian Jewish man who immigrated to Israel.
Director, Dolphin Boy
Dani Menkin is an award winning writer, director and producer of the feature film "Je T'aime, I Love You Terminal" (Israel, Czech 2011), and the creator of the Israeli Academy Award winning film which was also short listed for the Oscar HBO/Cinemax documentary, "39 Pounds of Love"(USA, 2006). Dani collaborated with Ilan Heitner as supervising director of the cult film "The Wisdom of the Pretzel" (Israel, 2002). Among his other success are the documentary "Like Aroesti" (1998), and episodes for The National Geographic Channel and UVDA (1994-2004), which won him awards and increased his popularity. Most recently, Dani collaborated with filmmaker Yonatan Nir on the documentary film "Dolphin Boy", which premiered at the 2011 hotDOCS Film Festival.
Event LocationJCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St.
New York, NY