Film Screening & Discussion with David Shneer Professor Of History, Religious Studies, And Jewish Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Directed by Jake Witzenfeld
April 1, 2016 at 7pm
Oriented follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends as they confront their national and sexual identities in modern Tel Aviv, Israel. There’s Khader, a nightlife “darling” who lives with his Jewish boyfriend David and their dalmation Otis; Fadi, an ardent Palestinian nationalist who finds himself falling in love with an Israeli soldier; Naeem, who must gather the courage to come out to his conservative family from a small northern village. Determined to change their reality, the three friends form a non-violent, cultural resistance group called “Qambuta” (Cauliflower) to advocate for sexual and national equality. Meanwhile, a war is brewing…
This event is part of the WOMEN TAKE THE REEL film festival SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies; Boston College Women’s and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Brandeis University Women’s and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Tufts University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Women’s and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; and Lesley University.