Sjff | A Borrowed Identity (Aka Dancing Arabs)

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Sjff | A Borrowed Identity (Aka Dancing Arabs)

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Join Jconnect at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival to see A Borrowed Identity (Dancing Arabs)! We have 20 tickets available. Tickets are first come first serve. There is no cost. In order to reserve your ticket, you must email Elise (elisep@hilleluw.org) and receive an email confirmation. You may reserve up to two tickets. About the Film: When Eyad, an Arab-Israeli teen, is accepted into a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school in the 1980s, he feels out of place. He doesn’t speak Hebrew well or have the cultural knowledge his classmates do, and he’s surrounded by students used to being taught the Israeli perspective on everything. Eyad eventually makes some connections at school: he befriends a wheelchair-bound teen name Yonatan, and falls in love with a Jewish classmate, Naomi, with whom he begins a secret love affair. But as the Arab-Israeli conflict heats up, Eyad struggles with his identity and gaining acceptance. Based on the semi-autobiographical book by Sayed Kashua (ARAB LABOR), who also wrote the screenplay, DANCING ARABS, is a multifaceted and novelistic film that features a strong cast and striking cinematography.

By: Jconnect Seattle