Beyond the Center: A Celebration of the Hidden Gems in Israel April 10 – 21
The 2013 theme of this documentary-based series showcases the emerging Israeli film industry and offers a glimpse of the communities outside Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, those communities in the periphery of Israel, geographically and metaphorically.
Beit Shean, a peripheral community, has maintained a partnership with Cleveland since 1995 which focuses on creating meaningful and personal bonds between Clevelanders and individuals there, in an effort to increase connections to Israel, Jewish identity, community development and volunteerism.
Reel Israel will dedicate four of its films (in purple) to celebrate Cleveland’s relationship and dedication to the people and communities of Beit Shean. In addition, each screening will begin with a short movie clip showcasing different aspects or characters from Beit Shean.