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Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Director Paula Weiman-Kelman in person.

What does Israel mean to American Jews today? Veteran filmmaker Paula Weiman-Kelman goes behind the scenes of the ubiquitous bus tours that clog Israel's ancient landmarks to explore the complex relationship between the American Jewish community and the 60-year-old Jewish state. She interviews tourists from a wide variety of backgrounds, from Orthodox to secular, liberal to conservative, all of whom share their honest opinions about this politically and emotionally charged country. As the war with Lebanon breaks out, the American visitors must face their fears while struggling with Israel's security needs and the moral implications of military power. Eyes Wide Open is a thought-provoking documentary that is sure to stimulate dialogue about American Jews' increasingly complicated feelings about the Jewish homeland.

—Leah Wolchok

Presented with My Father's Palestinian Slave

Co-presented by American Friends Service Committee

About the Film

2008 | Israel | Color | West Coast Premiere | 60 min

LANGUAGE:
English, Hebrew, English subtitles

Screenings

August 9 2008 2:20pm
TICKET CODE: MYFA09B
August 10 2008 6:00pm
TICKET CODE: MYFA10J

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