Divine Intervention (Yadon ilaheyya) FREE film!

Where Seminary, 123, main floor

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

At the center of the Middle East conflict, hearts beat in tragic comedy and deadpan irony: a young Palestinian woman defies Israeli soldiers and struts through a check-point as if it were the catwalk of a fashion show, Santa Claus is chased up the sun-drenched hills of Nazareth by a gang of knife-wielding school kids, Israeli police use a blindfolded prisoner to provide directions to tourists in Jerusalem, a Palestinian collaborator casually extinguishes his firebombed house on a daily basis, and a female ninja descends from the sky, holding the map of ‘Palestine’ as her battle shield. These are but a few of the provocative images that filmmaker Elia Suleiman puts forth in his critically-acclaimed satire chronicling the absurdities of life and love on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli border, DIVINE INTERVENTION.

Paulette Moore, Associate Professor in EMU’s Visual & Communication Arts Department will be joining the class for discussion, as someone who is acquainted with the filmmaker.

Intended Audience General Public

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

Contact Information

Name Center for Interfaith Engagement