Thursday, March 7 at 7pm followed by a reception in the lobby
This event is co-sponsored with the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation as part of the Cultural Blvd Author Series.
Enjoy two episodes of Arab Labor and then talk with acclaimed writer Sayed Kashua!
ARAB LABOR is a raucous and irreverent critically acclaimed comedy series from Israel about Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. This comedy series that pierces the taboos of acceptable language and humor surrounding the prickly, long-standing status quo in which Palestinian and Jewish Israelis live side by side.
VISITING SPEAKER: Sayed Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs , Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular, winner of the Berstein Prize. Kashua also writers a satirical weekly column in Hebrew for the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz. In a humorous, tongue-in-cheek style, Kashua addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel caught between two worlds. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV show "Arab Labor" (Avoda Aravit), now in its third season. In 2004, Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in Literature. He is also the subject of the documentary "Forever Scared".
*Directed by Shai Capon *Israel, 2010 *TV Series *Hebrew & Arabic with English Subtitles
RECENTLY VOTED Israel's best TV show!
"Kashua has managed to barge through cultural barriers and bring an Arab point of view into the mainstream of Israeli entertainment." -The New York Times
"a groundbreaking TV Show that finds humor in sharing a homeland." -The Chicago Tribune
Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Tickets: $12 General Public $10 JCC members, Film Society members, Walker Art Center members, students and seniors
ALL TICKETS ARE WILL-CALL and will be held at the box office under your name for pick up right before the film.
For more information about the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, including a full festival line-up and schedule, visit: http://www.sabesjcc.org/film.php.
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ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Sabes JCC Theatre (View)
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416