NOT SO STRICTLY KOSHER
Shorts Program (97min)

An examination of our relationship with religious and societal conventions. Including:

Batman at the Checkpoint
Dir. Rafael Balulu (10min, Germany, 2012) 
Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles, Narrative

While tension mounts between Israeli and Palestinian adults Two young boys (one Israeli, one Palestinian) forge a fleeting friendship out of their parents’ sight against the tense backdrop of an Israeli checkpoint.


Catherine the Great
Dir. Anna Kuntsman (5min, Israel, 2011)
Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative

A girl from Moldova signs up for a hospitality job in Tel Aviv, but the better life she imagined is nowhere to be found.


My Kosher Shifts
Dir. Iris Zaki (22min, UK, 2011)
Documentary
English and Hebrew with English Subtitles


A young secular receptionist at North London hotel catering to Orthodox Jews fields inquiries grand, small and humorous.


Pini: Jew Is the New Black
Dir. Tomer Barzide (10min, Israel/UK, 2012) 
Narrative

Our charming hero Pini's new romance is getting serious. Is he ready?

Music Video for The Distance by Dntel feat. Arthur Yu
Dir. Adam Bizanski (4min, Israel, 2007)
Music Video

Animated music video by Adam Bizanski.


Music Video for Ness by Rona Kennen
Dir. Adam Bizanski (3min, Israel, 2011)
Music Video

Animated music video by Adam Bizanski.

Of Birds and Boundaries
Dir. Annie Berman (24min, USA, 2012)
Narrative


Director Annie Berman Expected

A craigslist ad leads to a fascinating series of phone calls between a Hasidic man and a secular woman. Foregrounded by beautiful experimental animation, we watch as they thoughtfully explore their relationship to faith, love and loss.

Sister of Mine
Dir. Oshrat Meirovitch (24min, Israel, 2011)

Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative

Ruchi, a young Ultra-Orthodox girl, has spent much of her life dreaming of getting married and starting a family. When presented with her intended match however, she's suddenly less enthusiastic. When her younger sister, a bright and playful girl with Downs syndrome, probes Ruchi's newfound hesitance with simple but cutting questions, she ends up providing more guidance than either intended.

Co-presented by DC Shorts


DATES AND LOCATIONS

Saturday, January 5 at 6:30 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC



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