Ashkenaz (PG*) + The Choice + Introduction by Rachel Shabi

22 April 2012
Cinema 1


Tickets:
Standard - £9.50 online (£10.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £7.50 online (£8.50 full price) / Concessions £8.50

subject to availability
 sold out





Ashkenaz
will be introduced by award-winning journalist and author Rachel Shabi.

Ashkenaz #
Ashkenaz essays wittily on Zionism’s European hegemonic elites, producing an unsurpassed film portrait of the complex Ashkenazi political and cultural identity. Leah Jones has said of her subject: “Ashkenazim... are Israel’s ‘white folks.’ ... But the paradox of whiteness in Israel is that Ashkenazim aren’t exactly ‘white folks’ historically. A story that begins in the Rhineland and ends in the holy land (or is it the other way around?), Ashkenaz looks at whiteness in Israel and wonders: How did the ‘Others’ of Europe become the ‘Europe’ of the others?”
Palestine 2007 Dir Rachel Leah Jones 72 min. Screened in Digibeta

The Choice #
A beguiling short set in besieged Ramallah, where a father and daughter are compelled to choose how they will deal with grief in the face of tragedy. 
Palestine 2011 Dir Yasin Erik Bognar 9 min. Screened in Digibeta






Part of Palestine Film Festival 2012


* Locally classified

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