TURN LEFT AT THE END
OF THE WORLD
Presented as part of the Middle East Institute’s
“Summer Garden Series: The Middle East and Mediums
of Expression - The Immigrant Experience in Israel”
Israel, 2004, 108 minutes, feature, Hebrew/ French, English subtitles
Director: Avi Nesher
The year is 1969. Into a small town in the Israeli desert, inhabited mostly by Moroccan immigrants, come a few Indian families who have immigrated to Israel seeking a better life in the West. The Indians, who think of themselves as British, find themselves embroiled in a culture war with the Moroccans, who consider themselves French and look down on the darker-skinned Indians. A captivating mix of old enemies, cultural mine fields, the very British game of cricket, teenage girls and the sexual revolution of the Sixties ensue in this award-winning film. Please note this film contains nudity.
Film followed by panel discussion and a Tel Aviv café reception
Free program. Reservations required at washingtondcjcc.org/film.
Program funded in part by a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities