The 9th Annual Other Israel Film Festival has selected two highly acclaimed documentaries for its opening and closing night films. The New York premiere of “Censored Voices,” directed by Mor Loushy, will mark the opening of the festival on November 5, and “Women in Sink,” directed by Iris Zaki, will close the event on November 12. There will be a Q&A and panel discussion with each director after each film.
“The Other Israel Film Festival was created to give cinematic voice to those rarely heard from in Israel,” said Carol Zabar, festival founder. “‘Censored Voices’ and ‘Women in Sink’ realize our driving mission statement perfectly. Though very different films – one presents unguarded conversations with Israeli soldiers in 1967 and the other the uninhibited conversations of Arab-Israeli women in a Haifa beauty parlor – together these films provide an incisive window into the history and progression of the Israeli/Palestinian experience.”
The festival takes place November 5-12 at JCC Manhattan on 76th St and Amsterdam Ave, as well as Cinema Village and other locations throughout the city.