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Qassamba: Movie Screening & Discussion

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Qassamba is a film written and directed by Yair Orbach, a student at Sapir College near Sderot. The movie uses black humor to raise many questions about life in the shadows of the Qassam missiles.


Qassamba Synopsis:

Yossi is a third year student in the Sapir College near Sderot. One day, Yossi meets Michal in a shelter during a “Color Red" alarm and he falls in love. The problem is that Michal rarely visits Yossi's Campus. Yossi realizes that he will only be able to see her again if he arranges another "Color Red" alarm during Michal's visits, therefore, Yossi and his roomate Simon close a deal with two Hamas activists.
Unexpectedly, it turns out that almost everyone in the campus, has an interest in having a "Color Red" alarm at a certain point in time, including the college principal!
The love story between Yossi and Michal leads to an upside-down world in which Qassam rockets play a positive role…

Director: Yair Orbach
Producer: Anat Lavi

The program includes a screening of the film and lively interactive discussion.

This program is suitable for:

Synagogue and community-wide audiences, JCC’s, JCRC’s, Israel action committees, Hillel and college student groups, 11-12th grade students at high schools or supplementary schools (religious schools etc.). Professional development sessions for lay leadership, Federation staff, teachers, educators & clergy. Men's clubs, Sisterhood and Hadassah groups, golden ager groups. No prior knowledge required.


Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Program fees:
North America: $900 for single program or $1500 per day of programming (according to your schedule, this could be three, four or more engagements in one locality) plus local transportation and accommodation where applicable.
The presentation is also available as part of a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat ($2000). Contact us for itinerary suggestions.
UK: £450 for single program, £750 for a full day of activities, £950 for Scholar-in-residence Shabbat plus local transport and accommodation where applicable.

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