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Film Class

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

Sayed Kashua: Forever Scared

Novelist, Haaretz columnist, and the force behind the popular sitcom Arab LaborSayed Kashua has long been one of Israel's most celebrated cultural figures. As an Arab writing in Hebrew, however, he has negotiated a difficult place as an outsider. Dorit Zimbalist's film reveals the emotional cost this exacts on both Kashua and his family. Discussion facilitated by Library Director Howard Freedman. 2009, 53 minutes, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

Program made possible, in part, by Larry Burgheimer.

This spring, we are putting our film class and drop-in book club on the same page by pairing documentary films on important authors with group discussions of their work. Join us for the film, disccusion, or, preferably, both! Pick up your copy of the book before seeing the film, or when you come for the film!  Books can also be picked up at the Library's pushcart branches at the Palo Alto or San Francisco JCC. For information, call 415.567.3327 x 706.


All Library events are

  • Open to everyone

  • FREE, unless noted otherwise

  • Held in the Main Library, unless noted otherwise

The Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, 94115; between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. Free garage parking; entrance on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy.

Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Jewish Community Library. 

Earlier Event: March 31
Film Class: The Art of Spiegelman
Later Event: July 12
Drop-in Book Club