(Vancouver Jewish Film Festival) Comrade Dov

Fifth Avenue Cinemas 2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. It seems Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his 13-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. For years, director Barak Heymann has been following this leading legislator, creating a film that examines the open wounds of contemporary Israeli society: from the forced […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Kosher Beach

Virtual

HaHof HaNifrad It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore, yet for the women going there it’s light years away. The Kosher Beach is a gated and secluded 100 meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately, only a wooden fence […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Advocate (BC only)

Film at the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the New Israel Fund of Canada. Watch online from March 3-March 13 *only available in British Columbia Click here for tickets Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel is a force of nature. Confident and resilient, she is a magnet for the toughest cases imaginable. Tsemel is […]

An Israel at Peace with Itself: Solutions to Racism and Inequality (Vancouver)

Or Shalom Synagogue 710 E 10th Ave E, Vancouver

One year ago, citizens of Israel — both Jewish and Palestinian — attacked each other in the streets, exposing deep-running animosities within society. To many of us, this came not as a surprise but as a consequence of years of inequality and racism. In the year since, the underlying issues remain. We’ve seen violent dispersals of Bedouin protests, Jewish extremism, and deadly terrorism. But we’ve also seen important changes – and a government […]