21 2020

Jewish Community Center-Cultural Series

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Community Center 5342 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Contact Judy Yaillen

The Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series

Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire sounds like it could be a disaster film, or perhaps an adventure, or maybe some sort of issue-oriented documentary.  The one thing you don’t expect it to be is a laugh-out-loud comedy.  Arab-Israeli director Sameh Zoabi has found a way to bring a chuckle and sigh to a story about checkpoints, occupation and unhappy neighbors.  Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier.  Tel Aviv on Fire is the name of the pro-Arab soap opera set in the build up to the 1967 war, a TV show that both Israelis and Palestinians watch and anticipate the ending.  The film has been able to show comedy in the lives of regular people living in a bizarre situation.

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