Oriented: Documentary Film Screening
April 25, 2016
UCLA, Dodd Hall, Room 146
“Oriented” follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Khader is a Tel Aviv “darling” from a prominent Muslim family living with his Jewish boyfriend, David, a local LGBT nightlife impresario, and their Dalmatian, Otis, in Tel Aviv. Khader is conflicted by his desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. Fadi is an ardent Palestinian nationalist confronted by guilt-ridden Jewish love and Naeem must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Kassem Nabulsi, Ph.D. (Political Science), who teaches a course about the multitude of identities in Israeli society.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law