Taking Israel

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Taking Israel


Tuesday Feb 16 01:00 PM
Tuesday Feb 16 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2016

Special thanks to community partners Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Vincent Singleton. USA. 2015. 62 min.

From 1988-2002, over 150 African American students from Wilberforce University and other historically black colleges and universities traveled from the U.S. to Israel to observe the social, political, and economic conditions. In the documentary Taking Israel, some of the former students return to Israel, and recount their experiences of living on Kibbutz Ramat Menashe in northern Israel, teaching English at the Lazarus Community Center in Holon, studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and working alongside Israeli Arabs at the Givat Haviva Center for Arabic Studies in Givat Haviva, Israel. We learn from firsthand accounts how this experience shaped the perspectives of the students, as well as the people with which they worked and with whom they came in contact.

Special guests: Executive producer Dr. Eric Winston and former program participant (featured in the documentary) J. Edward Moore.

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