21 2022

White Mountain Jewish Film Festival presents: Borrowed Identity

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation 39 Strawberry Hill Rd
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Contact David Goldstone


All Films events are as follows:

Thursdays: 7:00 PM   Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main St. Bethlehem, NH

Admission: General Admission: $10-
BHC, JFNH, & Colonial Members: $9

Admission includes:

  • 6:00 PM Patio Social Hour – Complimentary Refreshments
  • 6:30 PM  Guest Speaker
  • 7:00 PM  Film (Followed by Q & A with Guest Speaker)

Films and Guest Speakers:

Thursday, July 21. 2022, 7:00 PM - Borrowed Identity:

Directed by one of Israel's most celebrated directors (Eran Riklis), A Borrowed Identity delves into the life of a smart Arab youth and two Israeli teens he befriends at an elite boarding school in Jerusalem. With war waging in the background, the three navigate the landscape as teenagers do, with only a partial nod to reality and attention to social norms. The film, a semi-autobiographical screenplay by Arab-Israeli journalist Sayed Kashua, offers a powerful perspective on coexistence in the Middle East. “… a heart-tugging drama about Jewish and Palestinian Israelis and cultures that can both collide and embrace.” Linda Cook Quad City Times   

Guest Speaker: Susan S. Lanser

Susan S. Lanser Professor Emerita of English, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Comparative Literature Brandeis University & Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan collaborated on the essay: “Israeli–Palestinian narratives and the politics of form: reading Side by Side”. As the first foray into a larger study of conflicting Israeli and Palestinian narratives through a narratological lens, this essay focuses on a single volume, Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine (2012).  


For more information visit https://www.bethlehemsynagogue.org/film-series-2022