Reframing Reality

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Reframing Reality, an International Film Festival that challenges the concept of disability, will take place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, April 27 – 29, 2010. The festival aims to enhance the public’s awareness of disability and to challenge stereotypes through the presentation of the diversity of experience through film. The festival’s rich and varied program will also include lectures, panel discussions, live performances and art exhibitions.

SHEKEL works to integrate people with special needs into all aspects of Israeli life, the festival has been created in collaboration with the Jerusalem Cinematheque, known for its commitment to encouraging openness and tolerance through the medium of film. The gala opening will take place on Tuesday at 17:30 with a reception and the opening of “Downtown Collection” an exhibit of photographs by Polish photographer Oiko Petersen, courtesy of the Polish Institute, and “Making Contact – Dialogue Through Art” a joint project of SHEKEL and Bezalel. Opening ceremonies hosted by Haim Yavin will take place in the presence of Pepe Alalo, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem. The evening will conclude with a pre-premiere screening of the movie Adam (USA 2009).

The full program for the festival may be downloaded from the SHEKEL site.

Reframing Reality April 27 – 29
Festival Director: Emmanuel Schen
Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Derech Hevron, Jerusalem, 02-5654333