IAC Cinematec was founded by Dr. Etti Inbal to introduce the US public to Israeli films, film makers, and daily life in Israel in an effort to create an Israeli-American community of film fans, who can share in the experience and enjoy dialogues about the films. Films are screened with English subtitles and attended by a guest director, actor, or a film professional, who will discuss issues related to the film in English.
The Oslo Diaries
The Oslo Diaries, directors Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan (Censored Voices, Sundance 2015) and Guest speaker Gidi Grinstien, Secretary of the Israeli Negotiation Team.
In 1992, with Israeli Paletinian relations at an all-time low and, a small group of Israelis and Palestinians gathered secretly in Oslo. The meetings that lead to The Oslo Accords changed the Middle East forever, they were chronicled only by the negotiators' diaries. This movie bring us a riveting account of 1100 days of secret talks as told by the people who were there at the table. The participants' detailed and often emotional entries recount the political intrigue, fiery rhetoric, unlikely friendships, and overwhelming desire for peace that were the heart of the negotiations.
Featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with key players - including the last on-camera conversation with former Israeli president Shimon Peres - the film recounts a geopolitical story, with a narrative voice that is personal and philosophical. Although politics ultimately doomed The Oslo Accords, the story's end for the people of Israel and Palestine remains unwritten.
7:00 - Reception
7:30 - Movie screening followed by discussion
Tickets at the door are $17. Please get your tickets in advance.