Director: Leo Khasin (94 minutes, Germany, 2011) German and Arabic with English subtitles / Drama
Fourteen-year-old Ali grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp where he learned to hate Jews at an early age. After escaping Lebanon, he and his family end up in Berlin's Kreuzberg area. Wanting to fit in and be accepted by the local gang, he helps them vandalize the apartment of a Russian Jewish neighbor. To avoid deportation, he is forced to help the neighbor repair the damage. Inspired by two real people, the film is a tragicomic story about friendship, trust and the art of forgiveness.
Sunday, April 21, 11:00am
Tuesday, April 23, 7:15pm Screening Sponsors: Bernice & Sam Eisen
The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival will run April 18-28. Film screenings April 19-28 will be held at Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic in Fairfax. The complete NVJFF schedule is posted at www.jccnvarts.org. Single tickets are $9-$11 (purchase in advance online or at-the-door starting one hour before screening). Opening night event is $39. Closing night event is $13. All-access festival pass (excluding opening and closing events) is $60.
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Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031