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The Chochmat HaLev Israel-Palestine Program presents the film: The Idol

The Idol
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Chochmat HaLev

The Idol (2015) is based on the true story of Mohammed Assaf, a young Palestinian singer from a Gaza refugee camp whose desire to help his sister drives him against all odds to compete and win on “Arab Idol” ­ one of the most watched TV events in the Mideast. His personal struggles and triumphs turn him into a singing sensation and a symbol of hope for millions in Gaza, Israel, and worldwide.

A facilitated discussion will follow the screening.

Open to everyone, all perspectives are welcome. We hope you will attend!

$5 suggested donation.




“Bridging boundaries through a unifying appeal to beauty, gliding past differences in the soulful pleasure of song.” ­ New York Times

“An allegory of the Palestinian nation rising with grace and in defiance from the ruins.” ­ Al Jazeera
“So dramatic it’s hard to imagine it really could have happened, even though it did.” ­ RogerEbert.com

Questions? Jeffrey Kessler, yesh1021@yahoo.com


April 4, 2017


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States



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