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  • NIF Film Club: Dimona Twist

    19 May 2020

    Dimona Twist shares the stories of seven North African and Polish women who experienced immigration, poverty, the difficulties of adjusting to a new home, and created rich and meaningful lives during their first 15 years in Dimona. Watch the post-film discussion with director Michal Aviad.

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  • NIF Film Club: In Between

    12 May 2020

    Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable debut feature follows Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and tradition, they find themselves “in between” the free and unfettered lives they are aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by society. Watch the post-film discussion with director Maysaloun Hamoud.

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  • NIF Film Club: The Oslo Diaries

    5 May 2020

    The year is 1992, and a small group of Israelis and Palestinians meet in Oslo — secretly and against the law. The Oslo Diaries follows these unsanctioned meetings that changed the Middle East forever. Watch the post-film discussion with director Mor Loushy.

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  • What to Watch in Israeli Democracy: New Government Edition

    30 April 2020

    After three rounds of elections and amidst a global pandemic, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu have signed a coalition agreement that ushers in Netanyahu’s fifth term as prime minister. Here are five key takeaways about what it means for Israel’s democracy.

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  • NIF Film Club: The Women Pioneers

    28 April 2020

    A hundred years ago, women pioneers came from Europe to Palestine to realize the dream of creating a new woman in a new world. The Women Pioneers uncovers the story of a group of women, their passionate battles and painful disappointments, until their defeat and surrender of their own liberation for the national struggle. Watch the post-film discussion with director Michal Aviad.

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  • Israeli Independence Day in the Age of COVID-19

    28 April 2020

    This year, Israeli Independence is a paradox. It’s a time to confront widespread pain and hardship, but also to celebrate the courage of essential workers and all those fighting for equality and democratic norms.

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