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Back and Forth Screening with Israeli Filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks

 Introduction and post-film Q&A with filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks!

Back and Forth (2010, 55 min: in Hebrew/Arabic w/ English subtitles): Four promising Bedouin directors from the Negev Desert point a camera at themselves and their society to record a self-portrait of their own community and its hardships. This unprecedented and authentic account portrays the story of the nomadic Bedouin tribes who were forced by the Israeli government to relinquish their life style and relocate into permanent dwellings, which left large parts of Bedouin society in despair. While they try to move forward and progress, they are still held back by desert traditions and discrimination by the Israeli establishment and society at large. In their professional debut, and working together with filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks, the four directors bring modern Bedouin life to the screen, moving ‘back and forth’ between the personal and the general, the past and present.

Sponsors: Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Human Rights Center, Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University Center for International Studies


November 17, 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Socia Sciences 136