The Religious Revolution in Israeli Cinema and Television
How did the world of Israeli cinema and television transition from a male-dominant, secular, Tel Aviv- based scene to the lively multicultural landscape captivating audiences around the world today? Israeli cinema and TV currently represents a mosaic of cultures and attitudes. Viewers have been introduced to new voices and faces that reflect the reality of a complex society —Russians, Ethiopians, Sephardim, Arabs, haredi, newly traditional, and more. Hedva and Gilad Goldschmidt, a husband-wife team deeply immersed in this world as producers and distributers of some of the best work now being created in Israel, will take us through this exciting transformation, sharing clips of some of our favorite series and answering your questions. In particular, they’ll focus on the evolution in the depiction of religious life on the Israeli screen and the emergence of sympathetic, three-dimensional religious characters, including those on the beloved Srugim, The new Black and more.
The Riverdale Minyan 4545 Independence Ave. Bronx, NY 10463 Sunday, January 12, 7:30 PM