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A BORROWED IDENTITY (Israel, Drama)
Thursday, November 05, 2015, 03:30pm
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Israel, 2014, 104 minutes

Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles Director: Eran Riklis

Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli teenager who wins a scholarship to an elite Jerusalem boarding school, is an outsider struggling to fit in with the Jewish-Israeli culture in the late 1980s. Through the schools community service initiative, he befriends Jonathan, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, and is embraced by Jonathans mother as a member of the family. As war looms, Eyad discovers love and disappointment, and makes a life-changing decision that alters the course of his future. Sayed Kashua based the script on his debut novel.

Speaker: Ibrahim Miari, Hebrew Language Program,
University of Pennsylvania, and professional actor