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CANCELED: Film Screening: Tel Aviv on Fire

April 9, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join the UNC Department of Asian Studies for a screening of Tel Aviv on Fire, a 2018 internationally co-produced comedy-drama satire film directed by Sameh Zoabi and co-written by Zoabi and Dan Kleinman. The film premiered internationally at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section, where Kais Nashef won the Best Actor award. The Israeli premiere was at the Haifa International Film Festival, where the film won the Best Film and Best Screenplay awards. The film directly and intelligently addresses sensitive topics related to diversity and difference as they relate to Israel/Palestine. The screening will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Sameh Zoabi.


The screening will be preceded by a masterclass with filmmaker and NYU Assistant Professor, Sameh Zoabi, Thursday, April 9 at 3:30 pm in Gardner 008.


Sponsored by: UNC Department of Asian Studies; Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies; First Year Seminars Program; Institute for the Arts and Humanities.


Hanes Arts Center, room 121
UNC Chapel Hill


April 9, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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