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Private

The plot is an allegory about the Palestinian situation. A house in the West Bank, between a Palestinian village and a Jewish settlement, stands for the occupied territories.

A Palestinian family lives in the house -- Mohammad and Samia with their three sons (Jamal, Yousef, and Karim) and two daughters (Miram and Nada).

Based on a true story, the action takes place over about a week’s time. One night, Israeli soldiers invade the house to use as a base. The leader uses the letters A, B, and C to divide the house into increasingly no-go areas, just as the West Bank is similarly divided. The family is confined to the living room at night; is allowed into the rest of the ground floor by day when the Israelis permit it; upstairs is always off limits.

Our film committee sees this narrative as emphasizing the continuing Palestinian frustration with the long occupation interspersed with occasional glimmers of hope.

Panelists

Following the screening, these panelists will present their views and respond to your questions and comments.

Screening details

  • Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:45 - 9:30 p.m.
  • The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Rochester NY
  • Film run time: 1:30
  • Style: narrative
  • Languages: English, subtitles for the parts in Arabic and Hebrew
  • Format: video projection
  • Tickets $8 from The Little box office

More information is available on the filmmaker's official web site.