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Muhi – Generally Temporary

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Brattle Theatre

Directors: Rina Castelnuovo-HollanderTamir Elterman

Film Details: 87 minutes, 2017

Co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival and REELAbilities Film Festival Boston

Introduction by DocYard Co-founder and Programmer Sara Archambault

Post-screening guest speaker – Patrick Downes


About the film: Four-year-old Muhi was brought to an Israeli hospital from Gaza as an infant. His illness required amputating his limbs and he has lived there ever since. While most of his family is still in Gaza, Muhi has grown up speaking Hebrew and celebrating Jewish holidays with the other kids in his ward. His grandfather lives with him at the hospital and there they have created a kind of “family” — an Israeli man who lost a son to the conflict, Israeli nurses, and hospital volunteers who dote on the infectiously-sweet Muhi.

2017 Ophir (Israel Academy) Award Nominee

About the filmmakers:

Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander is an award-winning Israeli photographer. She studied arts at the Academia de Belle Arti in Rome and has been a contract photographer for The New York Times for 23 years, covering war, peace, and crisis in Israel.

Berkeley-born Tamir Elterman is an American documentarian and video journalist. He is a video contributor to The New York Times Jerusalem, where he covers conflict, religion, and culture. In 2014, he directed a documentary about East African asylum seekers for Al Jazeera America. He is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters of Science in broadcast journalism.

You can also see this film on Sunday, November 12 at 4:30pm at the West Newton Cinema.
Be sure not to miss all of the other great films in the Boston Jewish Film Festival lineup! The festival includes documentaries like The Genius and the Opera Singer on November 16 and many more!