Location: Westdale Theatre
Sunday, March 20
3 p.m THE FOURTH WINDOW, Israeli director Yair Qedar’s sober and engaging account of celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz’s unusually fraught life. The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with the director.
5:30 p.m. VIP OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
7:15 p.m. GOLDEN VOICES, a wonderfully romantic film about a married couple who dubbed hundreds of films in their native Soviet Union, but who struggle to adapt to Israeli culture as new immigrants
Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
OUTREMONT AND THE HASIDIM, Stepping beyond “clichés” and stereotypes, Outremont and the Hasidim presents the point of view of both the Hasidic and surrounding Quebecois communities in order to discover what divides and what unites them, in search of reasonable accommodation. The screening will be followed by a Q and A with film director Eric Scott.
Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Yerusalem: The Incredible Story of Ethiopian Jewry, the complex saga of Israel’s Ethiopian Jewish community is brought to life in this compelling documentary through a mix of archival footage and interviews with first and second generation immigrants, Aliyah activists, Mossad personnel, naval commanders and Israeli air force pilots, decision-makers and many others who worked to bring Ethiopian Jews back to their ancestral homeland. The screening will be followed by an interactive discussion led by McMaster professor Benson Honig.