ANYWHERE ELSE

Dir. Ester Amrami (85min, Germany/Israel, 2014)
German, English, Hebrew and Yiddish with English Subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Noa, an Israeli student living in Germany with her boyfriend Jörg, becomes unhinged upon receiving disappointing news about her graduate thesis project – creating a dictionary of untranslatable words.

When Jörg goes out of town for a few days, Noa takes the opportunity to spontaneously fly back to Israel — home, sunshine, family and her native tongue. Noa is determined this trip will do her good! Her lovable but dysfunctional family can’t keep old conflicts from arising, however, and soon her homeland begins to feel just like the Berlin she sought to escape. And then Jörg suddenly turns up at the most inopportune time – Memorial Day.

Co-presented by GW Feminist Student Union and Gather The Jews.

Saturday, February 21, 6:45 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Saturday, February 28, 8:45 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

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Speaker & Events
Pnina Agenyahu, Senior Shlicha for Israel Engagement, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Noa Meir, Director of the Israel Action Center at JCRC of Greater Washington, will be leading a discussion after the February 28 screening.
Filmmaker Bio
Ester Amrami was born in Kfar Saba, Israel, and has been living in Berlin for ten years. Her first short documentary Berlin Diary won the Goethe Institut run competition Gestures of Reconciliation. Anywhere Else is her feature-length debut.