Israeli-Argentinian director Silvina Landsmann plunges us into the sparse downtown offices of the Hotline centre, where a dozen employees – nearly all of them women – assist new migrants from Eritrea, Sudan, Ghana and other African hotspots. With an estimated 60,000 new immigrants currently living in Israel in 2015, the viewer is asked to consider the democratic responsibility of Israel, and the implications of the changing state of the nation.
A panel discussion on immigration will follow the screening. In attendance will be Guardian and human rights journalist Diane Taylor, New Israel Fund director of strategic engagement Kalela Lancaster, and Rony Yedidia-Clein, a senior diplomat from the Israeli Embassy.
The Hollywood Reporter review “An eye-opening look at a rare and controversial side of Israeli life.”
Screen Daily review “Coolly executed, but intensely charged”