Excellent film about Israelis, Palestinians… and trees
Location: Hampstead Shtiebel - 10a Canfield Gardens, London NW6 3JS
This meditative film explores the role of the tree in diverse environments and in the lives of five characters, both Jewish and Arab: a doctor, a farmer, an artist, a lumberjack and one for whom nature is his home. The relationship between man and nature forms a mirror reflecting human society itself and is reflected through these people.
Dror Shohet, born in Tel Aviv of Jewish Iraqi descent, is the director and producer of this lyrical, philosophical work of art. She studied animation at Betzalel, fine art in Amsterdam, and film at the School of Audio and Visual Arts, Sderot. Dror already has five cinema awards to her credit. When not making films she works as a Hebrew teacher at the JCoss school in London. We are honoured to have Dror join us for a discussion of her work.
Refreshments served and contributions of £10.
And here is a trailer for the film.
A biography of Dror appears at the end of this post for a SOAS screening.
With thanks to Hashomer Hatzair Trust UK for supporting the event.