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Arab Film Festival 2015

Oriented

Directed by Jake Witzenfeld

Israel, Palestine / 2015 / 80 mins

Oriented | Breaking Fast

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Oriented | Breaking Fast

Harmony Gold
November 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Description

In a place and time where conflict dictates everyday life, three gay Palestinian-Israelis offer an intimate glimpse of their lives as the personal is relentlessly made political. Working against media misrepresentations of being oppressed by Palestinian communities, and struggling against the occupation from the “inside,” these young people are neither sell-outs nor in need of saving.

Inspired by post-colonial theorist Edward Said’s theories of Orientalism, first-time British filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld carefully crafts a fly-on-the-wall portrait of three friends navigating the possibilities of life and love in contemporary Tel Aviv.


Preceded By

  1. Breaking Fast

    Mike Mosallam / USA / 2015 / 17 mins
    On the holiest night in Ramadan, Mo reluctantly decides to attend his best friend's birthday party instead of going to the mosque. There he meets Kal, an irresistible All-American type. The two spend the evening walking and talking through the streets of West Hollywood. Is this a budding romance? Has Mo found his soulmate or will he somehow find a way to screw this up, yet again?

    Precedes: Oriented


Dates & Times

Oriented | Breaking Fast

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Oriented | Breaking Fast

Harmony Gold
November 14, 2015 6:00 pm