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Post Film Discussion Children of Peace with Maayan Schwartz Writer/Director and CWB Scholar Avi Ben-Hur
Wednesday, February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ESTFree
About the Film:
For more than a century, a persistent conflict has unfolded between Arabs and Jews. In an extraordinary departure from the norm, a collective of visionaries chose to defy the entrenched narratives of their nationalities and histories. This daring venture led to the establishment of a village in 1970s Israel, conceived as a social experiment. The documentary intricately follows the life trajectories of the numerous children who were nurtured in this unconventional setting.
In this audacious endeavor to shape a new generation, the internal struggles of the community, coupled with the external conflict, tested the boundaries of their revolutionary ecosystem. Now, these Children of Peace, having matured into adults, grapple with the stark realities of political turmoil, war, and societal segregation. Their journey unfolds against the backdrop of a transformative experiment that sought to transcend the longstanding tensions between Arabs and Jews. FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE
Maayan Schwartz completed a BFA at “Sapir – Film School”. Directed several short films both fiction and documentary. Among them the film “My friend ,Yaniv” was an official selection of IDFA 2016. And the film “Acting Weak” – Cinema south film festival (Best short film), Buenos Aires international Film Festival (Best experimental short film)
Avi Ben-Hur CWB Scholar in Residence
A Brooklyn native, Avi Ben-Hur moved to Israel in 1983. From 2003-2008 Avi was Director of the Archaeological Seminars School for Israeli Tour Guides. In 2008 Avi participated in re-writing the curriculum of the National Guiding courses for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. As a “Scholar in Residence, Avi has lectured, taught and facilitated workshops in the US, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin and Greece. From 1996-2000, Avi taught in Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. As a guide, Avi has specialized working with organizations focusing on political issues (such as AIPAC & CIJA), inter-faith programs and Holocaust studies. At Present, Avi is an examiner for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism Licensing Boards and is the ongoing scholar in residence of Classrooms Without Borders