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"Arabic Movie"

Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Cornell Cinema

At a time when Israel and Egypt were at war and there were only a few television channels to choose from, families across Israel gathered in their homes on Friday nights to watch old Arab-language classics. This documentary asks, How did Israeli television obtain these films and why were they shown?

A talkback with Director, Eyal Sagui-Bizawi to follow the film viewing.

Runtime: 60 minutes

Directors: Sara Tsifroni and Eyal Sagui Bizawi


Interview with Directors:

Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies Program and with co-sponsorship from Cornell Cinema. And with generous support from the Hope and Eli Hurowitz Fund.

Event Type

Film, Special Event


Cornell Cinema, Near Eastern Studies, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies


cascal, nescal, jwstcal, middleeasterncal, perhum, film, movie, pma




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Eyal Sagui-Bizawi

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