FILM: Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire sounds like it could be a disaster film, or perhaps an adventure, or maybe some sort of issue-oriented documentary. The one thing you don’t expect it to be is a laugh-out-loud comedy. Arab-Israeli director Sameh Zoabi has found a way to bring a chuckle and sigh to a story about checkpoints, occupation and unhappy neighbors. Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. Tel Aviv on Fire is the name of the pro-Arab soap opera set in the build up to the 1967 war, a TV show that both Israelis and Palestinians watch and anticipate the ending. The film has been able to show comedy in the lives of regular people living in a bizarre situation.

Sponsored by Cathy and Morris Bart, this event is free and open to the community.


Date: January 21, 2020Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:  Show map New Orleans JCC - Uptown
5342 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Contact: Judy YaillenPhone: 504-897-0143Email:

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