Ben is an enlightened, politically liberal gay man living happily with his partner, Raz, in a beautiful apartment south of Tel Aviv. When Ben plants a sapling on their block to help beautify their gentrifying neighborhood, the act sets off a cascade of events that ultimately lead to the brutal police beating and arrest of an Eritrean immigrant. Ben’s complicity and sense of guilt compel him to question his relationship with Raz, his place in society, and, ultimately, his identity.
Written and directed by Ida Haguel, this naturalistic film offers a fresh take on issues of privilege, prejudice, and inequality.
Screening with “How to Survive the Heatwave and Stay Human”/”גשר צר”
It’s the hottest day of the year. A scorching heatwave smothers Jerusalem. In the city center, three roommates live in blissful ignorance under the cool breeze of their air conditioner. But when the A/C suddenly breaks down, one roommate must brave the elements to find a new battery, thus discovering how to survive the heatwave and stay human.
Followed by a pre-recorded conversation with writer/director Idan Haguel (“Concerned Citizen”), moderated by Amir Tadmor, director of cultural affairs, Consulate General of Israel to New England.+ More... - Less...
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