Israeli-Palestinian Interest

Through the lenses of these films at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 41, explore multiple approaches to topics and themes relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, historical legacies of the region, and the rhythms of modern daily life.

200 Meters - SFJFF41 Centerpiece Narrative

200 Meters - SFJFF41 Centerpiece Narrative

A Palestinian father embarks on a perilous journey to reach his hospitalized son in this tense yet tender family drama about the human toll of oppression.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
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Africa

Africa

Struggling with life post-retirement, 68-year-old Meir fights to restore his shaken sense of self. Director Oren Gerner blurs the lines between documentary and fiction, casting his own father as a man struggling against irrelevance and decline. Preceded by the short film, Long Distance.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
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Common Goal, A

Common Goal, A

Almost half the players on the Israeli National Soccer Team are Muslim, including the captain. The team’s diverse group of players causes controversy, especially during an important European tournament, most of it provoked by racist fans and the media. The players have their loyalty questioned by all sides while trying to guide Israel’s national team through the year’s biggest international challenge.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
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Blue Box

Blue Box

The Jewish National Fund's ubiquitous Blue Boxes were an internationally successful fundraising campaign to support the purchase and forestation of land in Israel. This thought-provoking documentary focuses on Joseph Weits, a seminal figure in the growth of the organization, its tree-planting programs and the subsequent myth-building of a national narrative.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
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Mish Mish

Mish Mish

Shortly after the death of his unique uncles, Didier Frenkel descends to the basement of their shared home and finds a treasure: an ancient animated archive from Egypt starring Mish-Mish Effendi, the Arabic equivalent of Mickey Mouse. His uncles have kept this surprising chapter in their lives under cover. Didier begins restoring the films and unveils the story of the rise and fall of these pioneers of Arab animation. Surprisingly, Didier’s mother strongly opposes the project.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
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Kings of Capitol Hill

Kings of Capitol Hill

Founded in the 1960s as a grassroots lobbying group, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has grown into one of the most powerful organizations in US politics. Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Israeli director Mor Loushy (The Oslo Diaries, Censored Voices) has gained unprecedented access to some of AIPAC’s key insiders, crafting an extensively detailed, and largely untold, history of the pro-Israel lobby and their methods.

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Thursday July 22, 2021
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200 Meters | Centerpiece Narrative (Castro)

200 Meters | Centerpiece Narrative (Castro)

A Palestinian father embarks on a perilous journey to reach his hospitalized son in this tense yet tender family drama about the human toll of oppression.

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10-Flix Ticket Package

$110 JFI Members / $130 General Public
The 10-Flix Voucher Package can be redeemed for 10 regular priced tickets to any 10 programs of your choice (not good for Special Programs except Centerpiece Films, and the Freedom of Expression Award Presentation. Share with family and friends, fully transferable. Great for gifts!

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