Tel Aviv on Fire [תל אביב על האש]

תל אביב על האש

Directed By: Sameh Zoabi

January 14, 2018 / Arabic Hebrew / 100 min

A fledgling writer for a popular soap opera gains success by collaborating with a brusque army commander in this comedy set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film finds unexpected humor in the most precarious of situations while providing a timely reminder of the importance of listening.

For a preview with IC co-directors Chip Oscarson and Marc Yamada, listen to the IC podcast “From the Booth” Episode 3.2 Winter 2020.

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Screened Semesters:

  • 2020 Winter
  • 2021 Fall