WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Ziad Doueiri | 105 min
HebrewArabic with English subtitles
Presented as part of Jewish Identity Through Film: Screenings and Dialogues led by Professor Amitai Etzioni.
Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, who has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends.
His picture-perfect life unravels when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and searches for the truth about her life and death, uncovering a startling secret.
Followed by a conversation led by Professor Amitai Etzioni.
“A good introduction to a discussion of what Israel is doing and should be doing on the West Bank.” – Professor Amitai Etzioni
Sunday, October 273:00 PM Pay-What-You-Choose
After receiving his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, Dr. Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1978 before serving as a Senior Advisor to the White House from 1979-1980. In 1980, Dr. Etzioni was named the first University Professor at The George Washington University, where he is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. From 1987-1989, he served as the Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Etzioni served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the International Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. In 1991, the press began referring to Dr. Etzioni as the “guru” of the communitarian movement.