White Panther

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    Ze'ev Revach and Yevgeny Orlov in "White Panther."


White Panther


Tuesday Mar 04 01:00 PM
Wednesday Mar 05 07:30 PM
Wednesday Mar 12 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Danny Reisfeld. 2013. Israel. 88 mins. In Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles.

The deceivingly peaceful Sea of Galilee is the backdrop for this story of violence, hope and the rebirth of a young man and of the people who love him. In the 1990s, a million  Jews from the former USSR arrived in Israel. These immigrants dreamed of a better future but were often shunned by the local population who were suspicious of the newcomers. While many embraced the Israeli lifestyle, others chose to live in self-made Russian ghettos that were a fertile ground for the creation of self-hating Jewish skinheads. White Panther is the story of Alex, a young Russian immigrant who joins a skinhead gang, led by his older brother. An unexpected meeting with David, a religious Moroccan Jew, gives Alex a chance to pursue his longtime dream of becoming a boxer like his father. Alex finds himself torn between his two father figures—his violent older brother and his new Jewish trainer, only to find out the truth about those he so admires. Official Selection: Jerusalem Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival.

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