Film Screening: Prophets of Change
Amherst Cinema (28 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)
Celebrate closing night of the 17th annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival with the Northeast U.S. premiere of the documentary film *Prophets of Change* at Amherst Cinema.
In a land defined by conflict and division for centuries, a new generation of artists is reframing the conversation. In this documentary, Israeli and Palestinian musicians unite to break a cycle of fear and distrust in this inspiring, hopeful look at the universal language of song. They come from all walks of life and a wide range of styles, including rap, hip-hop, and heavy metal. Faced with condemnation and even death threats, these musical activists together forge a call to action and blueprint for peace. Penetrating and highly energetic, this sonic portrait of courage and compassion swells with a fist-pumping soundtrack of modern Middle Eastern music, and all-star roster of narrators including J.K. Simmons, Forest Whitaker, Sarah Silverman and more. (adapted from Atlanta Jewish Film Festival)
Post-screening Q&A with the film's director, Assaf Ben Shetrit. Discussion moderated by Daniel Pope, Director of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival.
Co-sponsored by the Neta Bolozky and Yaffa Gunner Fund
DOCUMENTARY | 2022 | 83 MINUTES | ISRAEL, USA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY | ENGLISH, HEBREW, ARABIC, UZBEK, FRENCH, AND AMHARIC WITH SUBTITLES | DIRECTED BY ASSAF BEN SHETRIT