3 June 2016 - 26 Iyyar 5776 - כ"ו אייר ה' אלפים תשע"ו
This year’s Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival to share some “Resilience” E-mail

The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (HKJFF) is holding its 16th annual celebration at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center from 14 to 22 November, with 25 world-class films, most of which are Asian premieres.

Sharing the theme of “Resilience”, the films showcase strong protagonists who take fate into their own hands, and make tough decisions that affect their world, and at times the course of history itself.

“This year we have an exciting lineup of quality films with a particularly strong selection from Israel, who are excelling in the international film market. With a mix of satire, suspense, the serious and the surprising, we have chosen exceptional films to suit every taste. We hope our viewers will be moved by our theme of “Resilience”, as the ability to turn misfortune into success is something we can all aspire to. We are delighted to be partnering once again with the Asia Society and we hope to reach as diverse an audience as possible”, said Debby Amias, HKJFF Chair. More than ten films produced in Israel reveal life beyond the conflict, emphasising positive elements of Israeli society not usually highlighted in the media, and portraying the resilience of people who strive to achieve the extraordinary under difficult circumstances. Among them are: Rock in the Red Zone, which delves into a war-torn Sderot with its prolific rock-music scene; Voice of Peace, which tells the story of a pirate radio station dedicated to peace and co-existence; and Silicon Wadi, which offers an intimate portrait of Israel as “high-tech nation”.

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