Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Chochmat HaLev
Rock in the Red Zone (2014) is a personal exploration into the lives of musicians in a conflict zone. Near Israel’s border with Gaza lies Sderot, a working class city of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East, pummeled by missiles for years. In
underground bomb shelters, residents don’t just survive, they create music – a unique sound that transformed Israeli music, injecting Middle Eastern influences into Western beats. Filmmaker Laura Bialis encounters a creative community that demonstrates the power of artistic creation in perseverance.
A facilitated discussion will follow the screening.
Open to everyone, all perspectives are welcome. We hope you will attend!
$5 suggested donation
“A powerful snapshot of the “real” Israel that shies away from politics but unflinchingly focuses on the effects of politics on the lives of people viewers can’t avoid feeling connected to.” Jerusalem Post
“A moving portrait of a musical community that’s managed to survive under far greater pressures than worrying about the next gig.” Hollywood Reporter
“Perpetually neglected by the government, Sderot’s exotic sonic influences and political disaffection together inform a unique sound that has come to redefine Israeli pop.” L.A. Times
Questions? Jeffrey Kessler, email: firstname.lastname@example.org