Dimona Twist
Showings
Museum of Fine ArtsSat, Nov 11 6:30 PM Rush Line Only  
 
West Newton CinemaSun, Nov 12 1:00 PM Rush Line Only  
 
Film Info
Director(s):Michal Aviad
Country:Israel
Year:2016
Language:Hebrew
Running Time:71 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:History
Israel
Women
Documentary
In Person/Special Program:Speaker Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (Nov 11)
Speaker Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber (Nov 11)
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheNewFundForCinemaAndTelevisionNfct?ref=hl
Twitter:@NFCTISRAEL
Sponsored By:Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Israeli American Council
Description

In the 1950s and '60s, Jews from cosmopolitan Arab cities like Baghdad and Casablanca arrived in Israel, often finding themselves in small, undeveloped towns. Meet seven women who grew into adulthood in Israel's Negev, where food was often scarce and education lacking. But for these women, this new reality wouldn't stop them from creating rich lives ? or from throwing dance parties set to twist records smuggled from Morocco. A glimpse into an important and overlooked chapter of Israel's early history.

 

Best Documentary Film Award, Jerusalem International Film Festival

Ophir (Israeli Academy) Award Nomination, Best Documentary, 2017

 

Introduction by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Associate Director of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, followed by a Q&A with Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, Associate Professor of Media and Journalism at Sufffolk University at the Nov 11 screening

 

Sponsored by

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Israeli American Council

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