Filmed in the lead up to the 2014 Israel Gaza conflict, this powerful documentary follows three gay Palestinian men as they negotiate the intersections of cultural, sexual and political identities in the Jewish majority city of Tel Aviv. Each man’s personal dilemmas are explored, including filial and national allegiances, sexuality, racism and violence. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of subjects on the margins of both race and sexuality, which speaks to wider issues surrounding the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Israeli homonationalism, and identity.
“Oriented is an important, insightful and moving film. Unlike previous films made about gay Palestinians in Israel… it’s about assertive young people who insist on their right to define their identity any way they want — and on the right to be confused, too.” Lisa Goldman, +972 Magazine
Nominated for the Sheffield Doc/Fest Youth Jury Award 2015.
Official selection at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2015.
Director: Jake Witzenfeld. Israel/UK 2015. 86 mins. English, and Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Sunday 31st July, 4.00pm
Duke’s at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
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A £1 donation from every ticket purchased will be given to The Rainbow Fund.