Embassy of Israel
June 26, 27 & 28th

  Israeli Culture in DC, MD, VA

  June 2018

Three award-winning films. Three days. Three chances to see escape the humidity and venture into worlds of joy, rebellion, selfless love, stacked odds, and celebration.


Muhi: Generally Temporary
Tuesday, June 26 | 7:30 PM
Edlavitch JCC; Washington, DC
Four-year-old Muhi was brought to an Israeli hospital from Gaza as an infant. His illness required amputating his limbs and seven years later, Muhi has grown into a brave and spirited boy. With the help of an Israeli who lost his own son due to war, Muhi's grandfather steadily fights to create a future for Muhi outside of the hospital, whether in Israel or Gaza. Caught between two worlds, Muhi grows up speaking Arabic and Hebrew, studying the Torah and Koran, and cared for by the very government that keeps him separated from his mother and the rest of his family. This paradoxical circumstance transcends identity, nationality, religion, and the larger conflict that both surrounds him and divides his world.
Wednesday, June 27 | 8:00 pm

Avalon Theatre; Washington, DC
One show only! 

A rare and intimate look into the world of working-class Israel. 17-year-old Asher has always been the wild troublemaker. It’s hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled by a lot of rage and violence; yet he is also street-wise and endowed with a considerable amount of charm. While his oppressive father sees him as a natural successor to the family’s scaffolding business, Asher finds a different masculine role model in Rami, his new literature teacher. Feeling he can’t take the humiliation his father puts him through anymore, Asher looks for a change. But when an unexpected tragedy occurs, Asher crosses lines from which there is no turning back.

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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel w/ Q&A
Thursday, June 28 | 7:30 pm
Avalon Theatre; Washington, DC
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team. After the film, we’ll take a deeper look into the world of sports, faith, and film. We’ll be joined by one of the filmmakers behind Heading Home and Aviva Kempner, whose film The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg tells the story of America’s first Jewish baseball star.

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