Literary Festival/WJFF--Sayed Kashua: Forever Scared
Introduction by Fred A. Lazin, Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Visiting Professor of Israel Studies, American University
Award-winning author (Dancing Arabs, Let It Be Morning), columnist and screenwriter Sayed Kashua never feels like he belongs. The Jews don't like him because he's an Arab. The Arabs think he's a collaborator with the Jews. Shot over seven years, the film follows Kashua through upheavals that change his life and that of his family, creating an intimate and political portrait of an artist who pays a heavy price for the choices he makes. The viewer is left with a sense of the complexity of identity and identification that Arabs in Israel experience. At the same time, this is a unique story of an individual, not someone who set out to represent an entire people.
Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Washington Jewish Film Festival.
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