19th New York African Film Festival

Sderot, Last Exit


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Sderot, Last Exit
Osvalde Lewat, 2011
Cameroon/Israel | 80 minutes

Sderot film school co-founder Avner Raingulernt in person!

Located 2 km from the Gaza border, the film school of Sderot in the south of Israel is a microcosm of the geo-political landscape, where daily life between Jews, Muslims, Christians, Palestinians, Israelis, left-wing radicals and ultranationalists is far from tranquil. Director Osvalde Lewat offers a fascinating glimpse of a film school where the issue of training is not only artistic, but clearly political and ideological. Co-presented by the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Screening with:
Farewell Exile/Salam Ghourba
Lamia Alami 2011 | Morocco | 15m
In an underprivileged Moroccan neighborhood surrounded by misery, Fatima anxiously waits to join her husband, who emigrated to France over a year ago. Will a letter from her husband secure a brighter future, allowing her to take her son away from this harmful environment? Or will she have to make a crucial sacrifice?

Up Your Black Arse
Aurélien Bodineaux | 2011 | Belgium/DRC | 12m
In a Brussels retirement home, two men--one Belgian, one Congolese--drink to their long-lasting friendship. They argue over an old story. It’s one of broken dreams and wasted lives. Up Your Black Arse! stares into the colonial past, to look into our present.

Series: 19th New York African Film Festival

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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