Dir. Michal Aviad
Hebrew with English subtitles
Acclaimed documentarian Michal Aviad (The Women Pioneers) continues her exploration of the early Israeli state through the tales of the women who forged it.
Aviad follows the lives of seven North African and Polish women who arrive by boat in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a newly formed desert town. They open up about the pain of leaving home, their newfound poverty, and the stark adjustment to their new homeland. The interviews are interwoven with stunning archival footage, much of which appears on screen for the first time.
Co-presented by HIAS
Saturday, May 20, 12:00 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Thursday, May 25, 8:20 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
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- Dimona Twist is truly a unique esthetic experience. An alternative feminist pillar of fire. ― The Jewish Pluralist
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This event finished on May 26, 2017.