Modern Israeli Film

Top Pick October 18, 2018 Newton Centre $350.00
“The Women’s Balcony” (Courtesy photo)
“The Women’s Balcony” (Courtesy photo)

This course will explore the history of Israeli cinema through 10 of the best Israeli films. Each session will be devoted to screening one film, followed by careful analysis of its content.

The issues raised by the films include:

  • Israeli society and diversity
  • Israel’s wars and their impact on society
  • Relations with the Palestinians
  • The role of women in society
  • Gender and identity
  • Religion and the state

Featured films include:

  • The Illegals (1948)
  • Sallah Shabati (1964)
  • Policeman Azulai (1971)
  • I Am a Jerusalemite (1971)
  • The House on Chelouche Street (1973)
  • Paratroopers (1979)
  • Beyond the Walls (1984)
  • Late Marriage (2001)
  • Paradise Now (2005)
  • The Women’s Balcony (2016 )

Instructor: David Ariel, Ph.D.

Financial aid available.

Schedule: Weekly through January 10, 2019 (some weeks are skipped due to holidays; visit for exact dates)

About Me’ah Select:

Jump into a 10-week, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history led by our outstanding Me’ah faculty! Targeted to adult learners of all backgrounds, whether you are seeking to take a first step or the next step in your education journey.

Our talented faculty is known for their scholarship and dynamic approach to adult learning, and bring their Me’ah Select classes to life through the study of literature, history, art and original texts and source material.

Taught at the college level, but without papers and assignments, you will dig deeply and gain new perspectives into fascinating topics.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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