Tel Aviv on Fire

Event details

  • Thursday | September 30, 2021
  • 1:00 pm

Meyers Library: Jewish Film Series – Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) In the Library.

~On September 30th at 1:00 pm we will open up the season with our first In-Person program.  As part of our returning Jewish Film Series, we will show: Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) in the library.  This Israeli film, presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, is a comedy (not incendiary at all) about: “Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, [who] becomes a writer on a popular [Palestinian] soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise – until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.” The film won 11 awards among 13 nominations, including receiving the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Screenplay by Dan Kleinman and Sameh Zoabi.  Our own volunteer, Rebecca Landau, personal friend of the writer Dan Kleinman, will be here to introduce the film and provide some background information about the writing of the movie.