FailedMessiah.com is co-sponsoring the US premier of the Israeli documentary film Almost Friends, which is part of the Other Israel Film Festival we're cosponsoring. (You can see trailers for the film posted below. A list of films and showtimes is here.)
The festival was founded in 2007 and uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The festival presents dramatic and documentary films, as well as panels about history, culture, and identity on the topic of minority populations in Israel.
We have one pair of tickets to give away to a lucky FailedMessiah.com reader for the Friday morning screening of Almost Friends.
To have a chance to win, name the Israeli leader who said the following quote and on what occasion (or with regard to what event) he or she said it: "No more war, no more bloodshed, no more bereavement, peace unto you, shalom, saalam, forever."
Post your answer as a comment to this post, and make sure that your comment info includes a valid email address that you check regularly (and almost obsessively).
The contest ends this Wednesday at 6:00 pm US Eastern Time.
The winner will be notified Wednesday evening or early Thursday.
The tickets are for the 10:30 am Friday screening at at the JCC in Manhattan.
Almost Friends2014, 60 minutes
Director: Nitzan Ofir & Barak HeymannUSA PREMIERE
Only 67 kilometers separate Lod and Tlamim, but the residents are a world apart, divided by vast national, cultural, and ideological differences. Through an education and technology school program aimed at bridging gaps in Israeli society, sixth grade students from a secular school in the impoverished city of Lod and a religious school in the settlement of Tlamim are paired as online pen pals. Samar, an Arab girl from Lod and Linor, a settler who lived in Gush Katif, represent the extremes of these differences. Still, a spark is ignited in their online relationship and a friendship is formed. But when the two girls have the opportunity to meet, their families enter into a profound and complex experience.
Co-presented by Failed Messiah,Givat Haviva, Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), American Friends of the Parents Circle.
Co-presented by Chofshi B'ManhattanThemes: Documentary, Education, FamilyScreening Times:Fri11/710:30AMTHE JCC IN MANHATTANSun11/902:00PMTHE JCC IN MANHATTANSun11/905:00PMKANE STREET SYNAGOGUE