The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 2:39 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and the Edlavitch DCJCC
Lead Support provided by The Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation

Join us for our annual keynote program exploring the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel. Following the Sunday, May 15, 2:30 PM screening of Cinema Sabaya, principal cast and crew from the film will discuss the contemporary experience of Arab women in Israel and the role the arts play in bridging societal, religious, and political divides.


Cinema Sabaya
In this ode to the unifying power of art, nine women register for a filmmaking workshop with young director Rona. As the strangers, both Arab and Jewish, share the raw footage they shoot each week with their classmates, they are confronted not only by the vast differences in their circumstances but also by striking points of connection.

Growing closer, the students develop a strong, supportive community, even as they begin to grow suspicious of Rona’s motives.

Drawn from filmmaker Orit Fokus Rotem’s experiences leading similar workshops in Acre and Givat Haviva, Cinema Sabaya is an unvarnished and genuinely engaging exploration of the joy of learning to see and to truly being seen.

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