The Center for Judaic Studies:
On March 11, the film screening and discussion of Tel Aviv on Fire will take place on the UConn Storrs campus at 5pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. This event is free and open to the public. If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-486-2271.
About the Film
TEL AVIV ON FIRE (2018) 97min–Arabic & Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Winner of top prizes at the Haifa and Venice film festivals, writer-director Sameh Zoabi’s satire follows Salam, a winsome slacker, as he fails upwards at his job on a sudsy Palestinian TV soap opera “Tel Aviv on Fire,” popular with both Israelis and Palestinians. Salam’s daily commute from the Ramallah set through the Israeli checkpoint leads to regular encounters with the IDF officer in charge. When the officer demands Salam to change the show’s storyline to make his wife happy, Salam struggles with concocting plot twists to suit viewers on both sides.