Dramatic, thought-provoking films from Israel, presented in partnership with the Embassy of Israel and the Washington Jewish Film Festival. Screenings are held every 4th Wednesday.
AKA Nadia (nr) 115 min in Hebrew and English with English subtitles
In A.K.A. NADIA, a love-struck Palestinian severs ties to her Jerusalem home and follows a PLO activist to London where they secretly marry. When he is arrested, Nadia finds herself alone and unable to return to Israel, where she is viewed as a terrorist. Twenty years later, Nadia is Maya, an Israeli Jew who by all appearances enjoys a successful life, married to a high-ranking Ministry official. But the resurfacing of a figure from her past threatens to unravel both her family and sense of self.
Harmonia (nr) 98 min in Hebrew with English subtitles
Nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, this modern adaptation of the story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar is set in the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Conductor Abraham, and his wife Sarah, a harpist, cannot have children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem, joins the western side orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and offers to have a baby for her from Abraham.
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