NY Premiere: "A Borrowed Identity" at the Israel F...
NY Premiere: "A Borrowed Identity" at the Israel Film Center Festival I June 4thJun 4, 2015 7:00pm
The Task Force was proud to co-sponsor the New York premiere of "A Borrowed Identity (Dancing Arabs)," at the 3rd Annual Israel Film Center Festival on June 4th, 2015. The film, directed by Eran Riklis and written by Sayed Kashua, follows a young gifted Arab teenager as he navigates life and identity at a prestigous Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem.
About the Film:
In Borrowed Identity, based on the books of Sayed Kashua, Eyad, who grew up in an Arab town in Israel, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. He desperately tries to fit in with his schoolmates and is isolated until Jewish classmate Naomi befriends him. Eyad's other lifeline is Yonatan (Michael Moshonov), whom Eyad is assigned to help with schoolwork. Both are "misfits": one in a wheelchair, the other an Arab. Through love, friendship, tradition, and conflict, Eyad struggles to find his identity.