Water Wells is a forbidden love story between a teacher, Lea, and her female student, Inka, set in 1940s Israel. As time goes by, Inka yearns to push more boundaries, while Lea’s fears of beingrevealed begin to surface.
Melting Away is a thoroughly engrossing and heartfelt examination of a family drawn into crisis, which marks the first time in Israeli cinema a film has dealt with parents coming to terms with having a transgender child.
When Schlomo and Galya discover girls’ clothing hidden under the bed of their teenage son Assaf, they lock him out in the rain to teach him a lesson. Distraught by his parent’s reaction, Assaf decides to flee home and begin a new life.Years later when Schlomo is hospitalized with cancer, Galya hires a private detective to track down Assaf. The detective discovers Assaf is now living as Anna, a cabaret singer who works at Maxim Club, the local gay bar. Informed about her father’s worsening condition, Anna decides to visit her dad in the hospital but she panics at the last minute and tells him she’s a nurse sent by the insurance company.
The film follows Anna’s juggling act as she avoids her suspicious mother, counsels her closeted gay friend, Schimi, and tries to crack her father’s tough shell.
Grounded by a captivating performance by Israeli model Hen Yani as Anna, director Doron Eran created this meditation on family and acceptance after hearing about parents who refused to visit their children following the violent attack at the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Community Center in 2009. Melting Away serves as the perfect response from a community looking for new ways to foster understanding and compassion.
The main event will take place at the Tel Aviv Gay Center. An inter organizational committee prepares the evening’s program.
An academic paper contest will take place for the second year running. The minister of education might be present at the awards ceremony.
An academic conference on the subject of transphobia will be held at Tel Aviv-Jaffa College.
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