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Tel Aviv on Fire

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Comedy | Israel, 2018
Director: Sameh Zoabi
Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles, 97 minutes
Sponsored by North Oaks

GUEST SPEAKER: Sameh Zoabi, director

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle. As the television program’s plot unfolds, so does Salam’s own story, as he tries to balance everyone’s conflicting interests and his own growing affection for an old friend.

Winner of the Awards for Best Screenplay at the 2019 Ophir Awards, Best Film and Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and the Audience Award at both the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival.