Free Film Screening: Oriented

  • Center for Civil and Human Rights 100 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States

Join the LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights for a FREE screening of the highly acclaimed film that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. The event is hosted by the international law firm, Jones Day. A short discussion will follow the film.

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Film Synopsis:

KHADER IS A TEL AVIV "DARLING" FROM A PROMINENT MUSLIM MAFIA FAMILY LIVING WITH HIS JEWISH BOYFRIEND (DAVID), A LOCAL LGBT NIGHTLIFE IMPRESARIO, AND THEIR DALMATION (OTIS). KHADER IS CONFLICTED BY HIS DESIRE FOR CHANGE IN THE FACE OF A SEEMINGLY HOPELESS SITUATION. FADI IS AN ARDENT PALESTINIAN NATIONALIST CONFRONTED BY GUILTY JEWISH LOVE AND NAIM MUST CONFRONT HIS FAMILY WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS SEXUALITY. MEANWHILE, A WAR IS BREWING BEYOND THEIR PERSONAL CONFICTS.
DETERMINED TO MAKE CHANGE, THE THREE BEST FRIENDS FORM A GROUP CALLED "QAMBUTA", A NON-VIOLENT, CULTURAL RESISTENCE MOVEMENT FIGHTING FOR GENDER AND NATIONAL EQUALITY. WHILE THEIR WORK MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, IT CERTAINLY HELPS THEM TO DEAL WITH THE FRUSTRATION OF LIVING WITH MULTI-FACETED IDENTITIES.
 ORIENTED IS A FILM BY JAKE WITZENFELD.