By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire September 21, 2011 at 4:59AM
The 5th Annual Other Israel Film Festival, dedicated to showcasing the diversity of Israeli life with films about the country's Arab citizens, has announced its full lineup. The event also announced that it's expanding its efforts online with the introduction of OtherIsraelOnDemand.org, a streaming platform that will make films dealing with festival themes available for viewing to audiences across the country. The site is scheduled to launch in October.
“The topic of Palestinians in Israel has never been more prominent on the world’s agenda. With the much anticipated UN vote for a Palestinian State coming up this September, the lives of Arab citizens of Israel are about to get even more complicated,” said Carole Zabar, co-founder and Executive Producer of the Festival, in a statement.
The festival runs from November 10 - November 17 in New York City.
Lineup information provided by the Other Israel Film Festival.
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Thu. Nov. 10, 7:30pm @ The JCC in Manhattan
DOLPHIN BOY - Dani Menkin & Yonatan Nir
Followed by an exclusive reception with guest filmmakers and honorees.
77 STEPS -Ibtisam Mara'ana
A PLACE OF HER OWN - Sigal Emanuel
DAVID AND KAMAL- Kikuo Kawasaki
DUSTY ROAD - Rukaya Sabbah
HOMECOMING - Orna Ben Dor & Noa Maiman
THE HUMAN TURBINE - Danny Verete
LOST PARADISE - A selection of cutting edge, award winning, engaging short films:
"Lost Paradise" - Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun
"Transparent Black" - Roni Geffen
"Stitches" - Dana Keider
"The Salt Fisherman" - Ziad Bakri
NAOMI - Eitan Tzur
THE OFFICE - Eitan Tzur
THE PROMISE - Peter Kosminsky
SHOUT - Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Ester Gould
TORN - Ronit Kertsner
YELLOW MUMS - Firas Khoury