The Other

Director and writer Joy Sela expected to attend

Stories of hope abound in this inspiring documentary, which interviews a wide range of peace activists, community organizers, and musicians committed to overcoming divisions and uncovering common humanity. The Other examines the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, paying particular attention to issues of increasing political polarization, the proliferation of antisemitic and Islamophobic narratives, and the dangers of “the policy of separation” following the Oslo Accords. The documentary stresses the importance of being open to diverse narratives of human experience and the power of learning and speaking common languages. Featuring a haunting soundtrack and stunning landscapes, this film asks us how, in times of war, can we teach love instead of hate and recognize commonalities rather than differences. Highlighting a range of voices whose lived experience illuminates the way conflict manifests in our bodies, minds, and spirits, The Other presents a collaborative, dialectical dialogue that feels both urgently needed and generously rendered.

California Premiere

Joy Sela is a Jewish Israeli-American Director/Filmmaker based in New York. She spent 15 years in Digital & Experiential Marketing before pivoting to producing films. She started her own agency in 2011 where she currently serves as Creative Director. In 2016, Joy founded the Non-Profit, ‘Positive Disruption Fund’ alongside the Positive Disruption Brand, creating & supporting projects that inspire Positive Disruption.

Joy launched We Uncover Films in 2017- telling stories that disrupt belief systems, challenge collective conditioning & explore transformation of self & society. She filmed, directed and produced her first feature documentary, The Other from 2017-2023. The Other won Indie Spec Best Documentary at a sold-out world premiere in April 2024 and is currently screening in festivals.


Saturday July 27, 2024
12:30 p.m.
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104 minutes

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