Thursday December 5th at 20:00
Solidarity - Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival
19:00 Reception and Exhibition "Four Decades of Hope"
20:00 Opening Remarks and Greetings
20:30 Opening Film: "Sons of Denmark"
Dir: Ula Salim, Denmark, 2019, 118 min.
A Tribute to Amos Kenan
A decade after his death, the figure of Amos Kenan will stand at the heart of major events at Festival Solidarity 2019: Kenan the writer, satirist, intellectual and artist, alongside Kenan the warrior, political activist, and Canaanite. There are so many strands connecting the groundbreaking figure of Amos Kenan with the struggle for human rights.
In the 1950s Kenan was one of the first Israelis who dared to call for dialogue with members of the Palestinian national movement. Throughout the years, alongside his work as a writer, journalist and artist, he acted unceasingly to advance the recognition of a Palestinian nationality, the injustices of the Naqba and the occupation, and for the achievement of a just compromise.
In 1984 he published his groundbreaking dystopian novel "The Way to Ein Harod," which depicted a future State of Israel falling under military rule and expelling the Palestinians from its territory. Today, when sectors of Israeli society are still trying to banish the expression "the Palestinian people" from public discourse, the figure and actions of Amos Kenan are more important than ever.
The tribute to Amos Kenan will include screenings of documentary films in which Kenan took part, including rare interviews never before seen.
Friday December 6th at 14:00
Dir: Michael Rogosin, USA, 2019, 79 min.
The screening will be held In the presence of the director.
A Tribute to Rami Danon and Screening of the Film "Bread"
Rami Danon – acclaimed actor, playwright and director – passed away some two months ago. The tribute will screen the film "Bread," starring Danon.
Prior to the screening, Noam Semel will talk with friends and colleagues who accompanied Rami throughout the course of his life.
Friday December 6th at 12:30
Dir: Ram Loevy, Israel, 1986, 84 min.
A Series of Films Dealing with Social Issues in Partnership with MAZON
"MAZON – A Jewish Response to Hunger" is a social change organization devoted to public advocacy and education on issues of hunger and nutritional insecurity. The organization acts to advance social policy and frameworks that will ensure that every person has access to nutritious food. Its aim is to put an end to hunger and nutritional insecurity for every person in the United States and Israel. Every individual is entitled to nutritional security regardless of race, religion, ethnic affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity. "MAZON" supports various organizations in Israel and is proud to host some of them here.
Sunday December 8th at 19:00
"Push"Dir: Fredrik Gertten, Sweden, 2019, 92 min.
The event is in partnership with Adva Center.
Monday December 9th at 19:00
Dir: Nino Jacusso, Switzerland, 2018, 89 min.
The event is in partnership with "Haokets.org" – a non-commercial website devoted to advancing social justice in Israel.
An open discussion with the audience will be held after the screening.
Tuesday December 10th at 12:30
"Recognized"The event is in partnership with the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality.
The event features screenings of short films created by Palestinian Bedouin women from the Negev who document their everyday lives.
A panel with the filmmakers will follow the screenings.
Tuesday December 10th at 19:00
Dir: Dorottya Zurbó, Hungary, 2018, 78 min.
The event is in partnership with Rabbis for Human Rights.
A Look at Gaza
The event is in partnership with Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement. There will be a screening of the film "Gaza" (Ireland's entry for the 2020 Oscars) Prior to the screening a representative from Gisha will provide an introduction and review of the situation in Gaza.
Monday December 9th at 19:00
"Gaza"Dir: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell, Ireland, Germany, Canada, 2019, 92 min.
Tuesday December 10th at 20:00
The closing event of Solidarity 2019 – Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival Prizes will be awarded in the festival competitions, for Best Short Film and Best Film by a Student, followed by the festival's Closing Film: the German feature "System Crasher," winner of the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and Germany's entry for the 2020 Oscars.
20:00 Prize award ceremony in the film competitions:
Best Short Film
Shulamit Aloni Prize for Best Student Film
20:30 Greetings and Closing Film: "System Crasher"
Dir: Nora Fingscheidt, Germany, 2019, 118 min.
In the presence of a representative from the Delegation of the European Union to Israel, marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and a representative of the Goethe-Institut Israel