The Writer (3 Episodes)

Dir. Shay Capon
(75 min, Israel, 2016)
Hebrew Arabic with English subtitles
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Sayed Kashua centers The Writer on his fictional self, Kateb, who, after achieving runaway success with TV hit Arab Labor, becomes the poster boy for the new age Arab-Israeli, able to shift seamlessly between the two cultures.

Rather than bask in the glory of his rarefied status in Israeli society, he increasingly feels trapped in the gilded cage he has created by living through his alter ego. The series offers an exploration of the hybrid Israeli-Palestinian existence and the personal and political toll it can take.


Sunday, May 21, 2:15 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Saturday, May 27, 2:15 pm
Pre-Sale Only*
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

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This event finished on May 28, 2017.