feature documentary of three gay palestinian friends
Film Screening & Discussion
with David Shneer
Professor Of History, Religious Studies, And Jewish Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Directed by Jake Witzenfeld
April 1, 2016 at 7pm
Oriented is a feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend David--a local LGBT nightlift impresario--and their dalmation Otis. Fadi is an aredent Palestinian nationalist who finds himself falling in love with an Israeli "Zionist." Naim must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality. All three are confilcted by their desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeuless situation. Meanwhile, a war is brewing...
This event is part of the WOMEN TAKE THE REEL film festival SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies; Boston College Women's and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Brandeis University Women's and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Tufts University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Women's and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; and Lesley University.