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Northeast U.S. Premiere

Prophets of Change

Sunday, May 7, 7:00 PM
Amherst Cinema, Amherst

In a land defined by conflict and division for centuries, a new generation of artists is reframing the conversation. In this documentary, Israeli and Palestinian musicians unite to break a cycle of fear and distrust in this inspiring, hopeful look at the universal language of song. They come from all walks of life and a wide range of styles, including rap, hip-hop, and heavy metal. Faced with condemnation and even death threats, these musical activists together forge a call to action and blueprint for peace. Penetrating and highly energetic, this sonic portrait of courage and compassion swells with a fist-pumping soundtrack of modern Middle Eastern music, and all-star roster of narrators including J.K. Simmons, Forest Whitaker, Sarah Silverman and more. (adapted from Atlanta Jewish Film Festival)

Post-screening Q&A with the film's director, Assaf Ben Shetrit. Discussion moderated by Daniel Pope, Director of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival.

Documentary | 2022 | 83 minutes
Israel, USA, Palestinian Territory | English, Hebrew, Arabic, Uzbek, French, and Amharic with Subtitles
Directed by Assaf Ben Shetrit




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