rock in the red zone
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - Chilmark Community Center
Preceded by Sara Greenberg's short film B-2247: A Granddaughter's Understanding
Discussion to follow with directors Laura Bialis and Sara Greenberg
Dir. Laura Bialis l Documentary | Israel | 2015 | 90 min.
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Once known for its prolific rock ‘n’ roll scene that revolutionized Israeli music, the war-torn city of Sderot has been for thirteen years the target of ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Searching for a story about music, filmmaker Laura Bialis encounters a creative community that captivates her, leads her to love, and changes the course of her life. The film is not only a celebration of music’s capacity to help people process pain and suffering, but also an inspiring portrait of unity and love. It reminds us that sometimes in the least expected places we find magic. Preceded by Sara Greenberg's short film B-2247: A Granddaughter's Understanding.
“Chilling…heartbreaking…poignant.” – Sam Weisberg, The Village Voice
Thank you to the screening sponsors