March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 25 minutes
MACHSOM—the Hebrew word for checkpoint—tells the story of Yaniv Greenblatt, a barely 19-year-old Israeli soldier stationed at one of the most dangerous such checkpoints along the West Bank. He would like to be a pacifist and struggles to be fair to the Palestinians, but has to contend with the prying eyes of his superiors. The problems Yaniv faces at home are no easier. His mother is a wheelchair bound hard-right-winger due to the same terrorist attack that killed her husband. The story centers on Yaniv's relationship with his younger brother, Avi, who attends one of the few mixed Jewish-Arab schools in Israel, and builds towards an incident at the checkpoint that challenges all involved to reconsider their previous resolve.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:10 PM
Shorts Program 2
Joel Novoa, Frederic Richter
Nick Green, Yousif Alshekh, Tahor Graves, Ayman Samman
Day and KNIGHT in Akron
Join us for a full day of CIFF38 programming in Akron on Thursday, March 27th!
Cleveland Foundation Community Day at the CIFF38
Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation on Monday, March 24th