Wedding in Galilee (FREE film)

Where Seminary, 123, main floor

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Wedding in Galilee is the next film in the series of films that make up the course, “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict in Film.”

Please note: this film is for mature audiences only.

One of the first films made in Israel to feature an Arab point of view, Wedding in Galilee is a richly-detailed allegory of marriage, tradition and national identity. The elder of a Palestinian village under Israeli military rule wants permission to hold a traditional wedding for his son that will go past the imposed curfew. The Army commander agrees on the condition that he and his officers be invited as guests of honor at the ceremony. Director Michel Khleifi’s extraordinary first feature is an erotic and often compelling meditation on two conflicting cultures who attempt to put aside their differences for one long day of celebration.

Dr. Robert Bersson (Faculty Emeritus from James Madison University and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Interfaith Engagement at EMU) will present the film and facilitate discussion at the end of the film.

This is the next film in a series from a course that CIE is providing to the community: Israel/Palestinian Conflict in Film, which will meet every Wednesday, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the Seminary Building, Room 123. Please call (540) 432-4674 with any questions.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags Center-for-Interfaith-Engagement, ACRS, FILM

Contact Information

Name Center for Interfaith Engagement