Event details

Followed by a Q&A with Ram Loevy.

Attending this event

Ram Loevy

Ram Loevy is an Israeli film and TV director, producer and screenwriter as well as Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University. Over his long career, he has directed and written numerous dramas and documentaries, many of which explore ethnic and class tensions within Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Loevy was awarded the Israel Prize in Communication, Radio and Television in 1993 for his life’s work.

Films screening at this event

The Dead of Jaffa

Ram Loevy
Yussuf Abu Warda, Ruba Bilal-Asfour, Jonny Phillips, Maya Flam, Salim Daw, Alon Dahan, Uri Yaniv, Jihad Babai, Bilal Babai, Coral Zakkak
97 min

With their father in prison and mother dead, three children from the West Bank are smuggled into Israel and taken to the house of their distant relatives, George and Rita, in Jaffa. Rita, who longs for a child, embraces them as her own but George is wary of the grave legal implications their actions might have. Meanwhile, a British film director recreates 1947 Jaffa outside George and Rita’s house. When their present-day reality meets the historical events that led to it, tragedy ensues. Politically engaged Israeli director Ram Loevy’s new, heart-wrenching film is a sharp comment on the roots – and future – of a decades-long conflict.

Nominated – Best Israeli Feature, Jerusalem Film Festival 2019