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The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel

Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and the Edlavitch DCJCC

Sunday May 15, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Sunday, May 15, 2:30 PM | Edlavitch DCJCC | This is a Pay-What-You-Choose Event

Join us for an annual keynote program exploring the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel. Following a screening of Cinema Sabaya, director Orit Fouks Rotem and lead actor Joanna Said discuss the contemporary experience of Arab women in Israel and the role the arts play in bridging societal, religious, and political divides. The conversation will be moderated by Samah Salaime, founder of Na’am AWC “Arab Women in the Center.”


Cinema Sabaya

In this ode to the unifying power of art, nine women register for a filmmaking workshop with young director Rona. As the strangers, both Arab and Jewish, share the raw footage they shoot each week with their classmates, they are confronted not only by the vast differences in their circumstances but also by striking points of connection.



Sunday, May 15


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




Rich Gordon