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January 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bet Am Shalom and Cinematheque, our popular and stimulating film series, returns with Back to the Fatherland.A documentary film by Katharina Rohrer and Gil LevanonWhy would any Jew want to leave Israel to go back to the countries that once tortured and exterminated their ancestors?Why have so many young Israelis left the dream of living in their homeland to settle, work and frequently marry in The Fatherland?Back to the Fatherland explores these questions and the themes of persecution, anti-semitism, identity and the intergenerational transmission of trauma through co-directors with a unique lens on the issues.Gil Levanon is from Israel and a grandchild of a Holocaust survivor. Katharina Rohrer is from Austria and a grandchild of a Nazi officerFilm discussion to follow and live Skype conversation with the Director/Producers!In English, Hebrew and German, with English subtitles.Free Popcorn!Watch the trailer.Tickets: $12 at the door or $10 in advance here. Advance purchase closes on Friday, January 10.UPCOMING:The Tobacconist February 2The Summer of Aviya April 19Questions?