UK Jewish Film Festival: Hotline
“An eye-opening look at a rare and controversial side of Israeli life” The Hollywood Reporter
“Coolly executed, but intensely charged” Screen International
Winner of Best Documentary Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival
Official Selection: Berlin Film Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival
Argentinian-Israeli director Silvina Landesman plunges us into the sparse downtown offices of the Hotline centre, where a dozen employees – nearly all of them women – assist new migrants from Eritrea, Sudan, Ghana and other African hotspots. With an estimated 60,000 new immigrants currently living in Israel in 2015, the viewer is asked to consider the democratic responsibility of Israel, and the implications of the changing state of the nation.
A panel discussion on immigration will follow the screening. In attendance will be human rights journalist Diane Taylor and a senior diplomat from the Israeli Embassy, and NIF UK’s own Kalela Lancaster, Director of Strategic Engagement.
Pheonix Cinema, London on Thurs Nov 12th @6.45PM (feature length 100 mins)
Language: Hebrew, English, French w/ English subtitles