By Ellen Braustein
Several Israeli films will be shown during the 10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival presented March 9-11 at the newly renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. The three-day event showcases films from 11 different countries about social justice and human rights with the aim of advancing world peace.
According to festival director, Nick Angotti, the festival provides a special connection between filmmakers and the audience with panel discussions and Q&As.
Angotti recaps on the 10-year anniversary: “Our festival is based on respecting the dignity of all life, providing safe space where people stimulated by excellent films and filmmakers can discuss serious issues that concern us all.”
Films about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are well represented in the festival and given a half-day screening together on March 11, according to Angotti.
Israel-themed entries include shorts from students attending Ma’aleh School of Television, Film & Arts in Israel. They include “Shell,” “Paperrock,” “The Girl” and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” Each is about 30 minutes or less.
See www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org for the schedule, full ticket pricing and to purchase tickets.