In the Land of Pomegranates


Monday, March 26, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The pomegranate is a symbol of rejuvenation and rebirth—and also a euphemism for a hand grenade. From Academy Award-nominated 85-year-old director Hava Kohav Beller (The Restless Conscience), this is suspenseful, multi-layered documentary centers on a group of young people born into an ongoing war. We meet young Palestinians and Israelis who go to a retreat in Germany, where they come together under one roof and discuss what’s happening back home. In highly charged encounters, they confront the grievances that each side has about the other. Beller interweaves these encounters with stories of other embattled lives in the Occupied Territories and Israel, painting a portrait of people caught in the duality of the pomegranate: Will they embrace each other’s humanity, or will they pull the pin on the grenade?

Q&A with filmmaker Hava Kohav Beller

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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Sponsor Message

The Westchester Jewish Film Festival is sponsored by AJC Westchester/Fairfield.
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