Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Israel @63: Screening of "Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter"
Washington DCJCC - Library

Celebrating Israel @63

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and in celebration of Harvey Milk Day


GLOE - GLBT Outreach & Engagement - is proud to present

Screening of Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter

Sunday, May 22 | 4:30 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q) - Library

Mom, I Didn't Kill Your DaughterIsrael, 2007, video
50 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Orna Ben Dor

Tickets: FREE, RSVP requested

A poignant film about an Israeli transgender couple that struggles to become what they were meant to be in a world that doesn’t understand them.

Lior is from a Kibbutz near the Dead Sea and is opinionated and outspoken. Yuval is from the bourgeoisie area of centralIsrael and is introverted and quiet. These differences amount to very little in comparison to what they share. Both men were born in female bodies, and each is struggling to change perceptions all around them.

Lior turns the camera on himself and beautifully documents the fear, excitement and bravery that accompany his transformation; from cutting his ponytail right through to the operating room. Yuval initiates a legal battle for his identification card to state that he is a man. Alongside both of them for this important journey is Lior’s mother facing her own struggle to find the strength to accept her new son in place of the daughter she raised for 22 years.

Presented in partnership with the J's WJFF Year-Round


After the film, stick around!

  • After Party for Young Professionals with Israeli Ethnic Cuisine & Wine Tasting
    A pre-party to sample Israel's greatest fruits of the vine before the Axum concert.
    Free with pre-registration. (Time: 6:00 pm)

  • Axum in Concert
    This explosive duo delivers a Tel Aviv fusion of hip-hop, reggae and funk on our special Q Street Stage outside in our parking lot. Their contagious beats and smooth flow are guaranteed to get you up and moving. (Time: 8:00 pm)

    Check out all the films, music, food, speakers and activities available all day on May 22 at this community-wide celebration!

    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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