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Netanya AACI


Sand Storm  Film Screening
With lecture by Eitan Melamed   7.30pm Sunday 25 June
Sand Storm (סופת חול‎ Sufat Chol) is a 2016 Israeli drama film directed by Elite Zexer. When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way. The film was awarded Best Film Award at the Ophir Awards, the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic section in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and it was shown in the Panorama section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

Critic reviews
This emotionally intelligent first feature offers a sympathetic but clear-eyed look at the tangled skein of inequalities that entrap women (and the men they love and resent) in a Bedouin village. Ella Taylor, Variety
Written and directed by Elite Zexer, an Israeli making a solid, sensitive feature directing debut, Sand Storm is a story about the perils of unruliness set against a family of women. Manohla Dargis, NY Times.
We welcome back Eitan Melamed, a screenwriter and director, who will give an introduction to the film and lead a discussion after the screening. A frequent lecturer at Netanya AACI, he adds erudition and humor to our understanding and enjoyment of films.
Members pre-paid NIS 40  Members at Door NIS 50   Non-members NIS 60

Jews and the American Civil War
Lecturer: Elkan D Levy   8.00pm Sunday 2 July
We are delighted to welcome back Elkan D. Levy who will once again share some of his immense historical knowledge with us and tell us about the role of the Jews in the American Civil War. Elkan was until his Aliyah in 2011 the Director of the Office for Small (Jewish) Communities, responsible for 70 communities in the UK, from Truro to Margate and from Bognor to north of Aberdeen. A solicitor for 30 years, he also served as President of the United Synagogue from 1996-99. Educated in London, Israel and New York, Elkan is well known as a dynamic lecturer who is deeply interested in British and World Jewry, its past and its future. He believes passionately in the unity of the Jewish people.
Members pre-paid NIS 30 Members at Door NIS 40 Non-members NIS 50