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Carole Zabar on The Other Israel Film Festival
Wed, Nov 13
11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
NAC160 Convent Avenue137th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Carole Zabar, founder of the Other Israel Film Festival, presents shorts and chat up her enterprise.Carole Zabar will promote her "pet project and consuming passion for the past few years": the Other Israel Film Festival, running Nov. 14 to 21 at the Jewish Community Center, Cinema Village, and other venues in Manhattan. (http://www.otherisrael.org/films#.UoKBCpTwKPE)
Ms. Zabar will screen two shorts from the upcoming festival and talk about the politics and the art of her venture.
As she noted in The New York Times: “I want people to see Israeli Arabs as human beings. Not just as human beings — as citizens that contribute to the vibrancy, the cultural life of Israel.”
"Ms. Zabar could be enjoying a more retiring life as the wife of Saul Zabar, who, with his brother Stanley, owns Zabar’s, a New York institution of smoked fish, coffee and cookware. A mother of three, she has already had several careers: photographer, family-court prosecutor (she began law school at 49) and portrait painter. She has run five marathons (one in three hours and 45 minutes). Ms. Zabar, who was educated in Israel, visits there three times a year and speaks Hebrew fluently."