NYU: OIFF ‘A Land Without Borders’ &  Santé

Film Release Date of Film: Thursday, 7 September 2017.

Directed by Nir Baram.   Classification: Not yet rated, 61 mins.  Country: Israel.  Language: Hebrew (subtitled).

Novelist and journalist Nir Baram is the protagonist in this one-hour documentary based on his book, A Land Without Borders. Baram is an engaging guide, not so much an expert as an explorer of ideas in this road trip through Israel and the West Bank.

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This screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer and director, Nir Baram.

Also showing Santé
Dir. Sabrine Khoury
2017 | 19 min | Narrative
Synopsis: An Arab salsa dancer is in a relationship with a Jewish dancer, and their next show is supposed to take place in an Israeli settlement. She represses this fact until they must face it when they reach the army checkpoint.

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NYC: Author Nir Baram w Gal Beckerman

Book Release: A Thin Green Line

In this opening night for The Seventh Day Festival, acclaimed author Nir Baram will be joined by prize-winning writer and journalist Gal Beckerman for a special discussion about Baram’s eighteen month reportage-styled travelogue exploring the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In A Land Without Borders, Nir Baram chronicles his journey as he navigates the conflict-ridden territory to speak with a wide range of people, among them Palestinian-Israeli citizens trapped behind the separation wall, Jewish settlers determined to forge new lives and Palestinian ex-prisoners who, after spending half their lives in Israeli prison, are now promoting peace initiatives. Far from an indifferent spectator, Baram, born to a political family in Jerusalem, wanders compassionately through a labyrinth of colliding voices to face painful challenges to his political views and ultimately his deep-rooted belief in the viability of the two-state solution.

NYC: Daniel Gordis & Nir Baram Launch Books

Israel: A Tale of Love and Darkness?   ​

The Jewish return to political power is a modern miracle. But with great power comes great responsibility. Has Israel lived up to its promise? And what comes next for the Jewish state, as it navigates a deeply unstable region and a new American president? Join Daniel Gordis and Nir Baram, two celebrated authors writing from Israel, for a provocative conversation.​ Copies of Gordis’s new history of Israel will be distributed at the event as a part of The Israel Bookshelf. Copies of Baram’s title will be available for sale, a month before the official publication date.

Nir Baram was born into a political family in Jerusalem in 1976. His grandfather and father were both Israeli Labor Party ministers. He has worked as a journalist and editor, and began publishing fiction 22 years old. Between 1998 and 2006 Nir published three novels in Hebrew; his November 2016 novel Good People was the first to be released in English, and his forthcoming memoir A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank publishes internationally April 2017.

Daniel Gordis is senior vice president and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel’s first liberal arts college, and former vice president of the Mandel Foundation. He writes regular columns for The Jerusalem Post and Bloomberg View. Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn is his eleventh book to publish in English.