Arik Bernstein discusses Ma’Abarot: The Israeli Transit Camps

Join producer Arik Bernstein in conversation about Ma’Abarot: The Israeli Transit Camps, moderated by Shy Ashkenazi (Senior Community Shaliach for the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia) on Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 PM.

Arik Bernstein has been a leading force in the Israeli film industry for the past 15 years. With over a decade of production experience and expertise as a CEO and producer of Matar Production (a former company owned by Bernstein), he founded Alma Films in 2003. He has initiated and overseen numerous productions: documentaries, documentary series and drama series, most of which as international co-productions. These films and programs have been screened in major film and television festivals worldwide, and were awarded many Israeli and international prizes.

Shy Ashkenazi, born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel, is the Senior Community Shaliach for the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia through The Jewish Agency for Israel. Shy has been working in Israel and Jewish education for the past 14 years, holds a B.A in Education and Theater from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and in now pursuing a master’s degree in Israel Education in GW university. Coming from the world of performing arts, Shy uses cinema and music as key texts for an opening to Israeli society and its history.


About the Film:

Ma’Abarot: The Israeli Transit Camps
Dir. Dina Zvi Riklis | 84 min
Documentary | Israel | 2019
Hebrew with English subtitles
This first documentary to delve into the story of Israeli transit camps—a controversial project that housed hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from all over the world.


Thursday, December 101:00 PM


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