A Wider Bridge invites you to a screening of “Oriented” – a documentary about three gay Palestinians living in Tel Aviv.
Tuesday November 17
Hebrew Union College (NYU)
1 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012
$5 Suggested Donation
Oriented follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Khader is a Tel Aviv “darling” from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend, David, a local LGBT nightlife impresario, and their Dalmatian, Otis, in Tel Aviv. Khader is conflicted by his desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. Fadi is an ardent Palestinian nationalist confronted by guilt-ridden Jewish love and Naeem must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality. Meanwhile, a war is brewing…
Determined to make a change, these three best friends form a non-violent, cultural resistance group (“Qambuta”) making viral content for gender and national equality. While their work may not change the world, it certainly helps them deal with the frustration of living with multi-faceted identities.
This event is cosponsored by Hebrew Union College, Moishe House, Keshet and CBST
From the media
Over the course of 15 months, Jake Witzenfeld, a straight, British Jew, followed a group of three gay Palestinians living in Tel Aviv: Khader Abu-Seif, Fadi Daeem, and Naeem Jiryes—a handful of the 1.7 million Arabs that make up roughly 20% of Israel’s population. They hold Israeli passports, vote in Israeli elections, speak primarily in Hebrew, and yet they can’t and won’t call themselves Israeli, because they are Palestinian. Read an interview with Jake Witzenfeld>