JCCMW - Films: Almost Friends & Freedom Runners

Contact Person Name: 
Liat Altman
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Films: Almost Friends & Freedom Runners

Explore some of Israel’s social challenges through the eyes of children. Watch both short fIlms the same day.

Almost Friends

Two girls meet as pen-pals. Samar’s father comes from a Palestinian town and Linor’s family was evacuated from a Jewish settlement. The girls meet and an instant bond is struck. Nevertheless, reality overpowers the friendship.

Freedom Runners

An Israeli high school teacher starts a running club for African migrants and gained a lot of attention, but then they won every race! Because of their citizenship status, they weren’t initially given awards. One of those kids now attends a university in Miami.

Wednesday, May 9  @7:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, May 10 @10:30am – 12:30pm 
Tickets: $15 – Matinee Free to Senior Passport Holders

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914-472-7672
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