For some viewers, Palestinian-Israeli director Maysaloun Hamoud’s first feature will be a real eye-opener forcing them to radically adjust their ideas about Palestinian women in Israel. Rather than showcasing women as docile creatures subdued by men, Hamoud, who also wrote the sparkling script, portrays them as strong, sexually active and above all independent individuals. This Palestinian version of Sex and the City has been doing really well internationally, as testified by the number of awards it has won so far.
Nonstop smoking, ultra-attractive Laila, serious attorney by day and party girl by night, shares a Tel Aviv apartment with her gay friend Salma, who earns her living as a barkeeper and DJ. They rent out a spare room to Nour, a hijab-wearing Muslim computer science major, who turns out to be just as much of a free spirit as her flatmates. Their lifestyle is frowned upon by many, especially by potential love interests.
Exchange your views with this month's guest lecturer, assistent professor Annemie Halsema.
Exchange your views with this month's guest lecturer, Annemie Halsema, right after the screening of Bar Bahar on 23 January. Annemie Halsema is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy. She is specialized in Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics. In this film talk she will explore gender and identity in the intimate portrait of three Palestinian women. How do you find a balance between traditional and modern culture?
||Arabisch, Hebreeuws gesproken, Engels Ondertiteld
||23 Januari with Guest Lecture from Annemie Halsema|