6:15 PM, Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
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Add To Calendar 20161106 18:15 20161106 19:45 America/New_York VFF: Sand Storm

Amid wedding festivities in a Bedouin village in southern Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across her eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university. Burying the indignity of Suliman and his new bride living next door, Jalila also attempts to manage Layla’s situation by restricting her pursuit of a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the family. When their whole family falls apart and everything they believe in shatters, Jalila and Layla are forced to understand that if they wish to survive, they will have to start seeing the world from each other’s eyes. This film was Israel’s entry into the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Supported by Congregation Beth Israel

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