"… the best kind of anti-war propaganda film: calm in feeling and mood, yet truly terrifying in showing the scourge of our age: terrorism, which can strike anybody, anywhere, at any time.” - Roger Ebert
SYNOPSIS: An esteemed Israeli Palestinian doctor ( portrayed by international award-winner, Ali Suliman) has lived and worked in Tel Aviv for his entire career, happily married for many years. Suddenly his world turned upside down by a suicide bombing, in which his wife his killed. The tragedy grows exponentially for her husband, Amin, as he begins to learn why she was caught in the explosion, and how much of her life he didn’t know. What is most impressive about "The Attack" is its ability to be sympathetic to all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and most especially to Amin, the husband, who finds himself stranded in the middle. Alive to the pain everyone feels, the film captures the nuances of a problem that has defied solution.
Directed by Ziad Doueiri
Written by Joelle Touma, Ziad Doueiri
Based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra
Running Time: 102 minutes
Release Date: 2013
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
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Special Guest Speaker Dov Waxman - Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies.
Professor Waxman is Northeast University's Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Culltural Studies, and co-director of Northeastern's Middle East Institute. Waxman is an expert on Israel and focuses his research on the American Jewry's relationship with Israel, Israeli foreign policy, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and U.S. - Israel relations. His latest work is Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel. A limited number of signed copies will be available to purchase before the film.
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