February 22, 2007
IFF: Tinseltown opens arms and wallets to Israel counterparts
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Fenigstein wants to show "Storm" in East Los Angeles or downtown so that many non-Jews will get a chance to see it. He said that most people don't talk about the situation in Gaza any longer, and that this would be a perfect opportunity for filmgoers to observe the humane manner in which Israeli police and soldiers treat the Palestinians.
Most importantly, he wants families to come to the festival. He said that Jewish parents in the United States often send their children to Israel by themselves with the mindset, "We have our Israel; you have yours." He called this a mistake and said that if parents bring their children to the Israel Film Festival, "the bonding in the family would be incredible."
The Israel Film Festival will run from March 7 to March 22.
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