Framing Israel

As part of a series of events taking place throughout the Pioneer Valley in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary, the 2018 PVJFF is proud to present "FRAMING ISRAEL," a specially-curated film series that shines a spotlight on contemporary Israeli cinema. Generous support for this program is provided by the Anna P. Housen Fund for Israel of the Jewish Endowment Foundation, a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. 

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Saturday, March 17, 8:00 PM
Longmeadow High School

From acclaimed Israeli director Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride) comes a thriller about an Israeli agent (Neta Riskin of Shtisel) looking after a Lebanese informant in a safe house in Germany.

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Sunday, March 18, 11:00 AM
Springfield JCC

Newly discovered 1968 interview footage of Israel's founding father David Ben-Gurion reveals his prophecy, his dedication to Zionism, a life filled with self-examination.

Q&A with Dr. Clinton Bailey, who conducted the 1968 interview with Ben-Gurion

The Settlers

Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM
Springfield JCC

Shimon Dotan's documentary traces the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, using archival footage and interviews with academics, politicians, and settlers both prominent and ordinary, old and young.


Sunday, March 18, 7:00 PM
Amherst Cinema

Winner of the Best Israeli Film Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Matan Yair's Scaffolding tells the story of a conflicted Israeli teen struggling to balance his working class home life with a new worldview opened up to him by a dedicated teacher.

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

Monday, March 19, 7:00 PM
Westfield State University

Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza arrives in East Jerusalem for an unprecedented recording project with legendary Palestinian musicians: to use the power of music to transform political and social realities.

Panel discussion to follow the film screening.


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