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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

The Dead of Jaffa


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 2

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2019
Running Time 96 MIN
Languages Arabic, Hebrew, English
Subtitles English
Director Ram Loevy
Cast Yussuf Abu Warda, Ruba Bilal-Asfour, Jonny Phillips, Salim Daw, Maya Flamm, Jihad Babay, Maysa Daw, Alon Dahan, Ori Yaniv, Bilal Babai, Coral Zakkak, Khaulah Al Haj Dibsi
Theme Israel

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With their mother dead and their father in prison, three children from the West Bank are smuggled into Israel to stay with George and Rita, distant relatives who live in Jaffa. Childless Rita embraces the children as her own, while George is wary of the potential ramifications if they are caught hiding illegal aliens. Nearby, a British director is filming an historical drama set in 1947 and invites George to play a role. The two stories intertwine, and tensions erupt. Acclaimed director Ram Loevy’s powerful and intelligent film is a pointed commentary on the roots—and future—of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Ram Loevy to take place on Wed June 3rd at 1pm
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